An Officer Broke A Car Window After He Heard Yelping Inside. Then He Pulled Out The Tiniest Puppy…FamilyPet
Pets being kept in hot cars while their owners are in the store or wherever else is sadly something we’ve been seeing more and more. It is a horrible occurrence that must be stopped. More and more states are helping this issue by now making it legal to break someone’s car window if you see a dog locked inside. This summer, we have already seen plenty of sad cases where dogs had to be broken out of hot cars; like the 16-week-old puppy who was rescued from a car during a baseball game. And the pup who was saved from a sweltering car during a music festival.
Leaving a dog in a hot car is never okay. According to the Humane Society, when it’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees within an hour. When it’s 80 degrees outside, the temperature in your car can reach 99 degrees within 10 minutes. Even rolling down a window has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car. Even if you are only going to be gone a few minutes, the safest thing to do is to NOT leave your dog in the car.
This is another one of those sad cases. Officer Anthony Girogio received a phone call from people who heard loud yelps coming from a parked car at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola, Florida. When he arrived at the scene, he saw a tiny puppy inside the car. He got permission and then broke the window to rescue the poor puppy, who looked to be just a week old. The puppy was given water, put in front of AC in the patrol car, and then put on ice. That day it was 94 degrees outside with a heat index of 108, and the temperature inside the car even hotter than that. If the puppy was left in the car any longer, he would have died. Thankfully he survived, and his owners were cited by animal control. Watch the footage below from the officer’s body cam: