An animal control officer returning home from vacation spotted an unbelievable sight when driving behind an SUV on the highway.
Nicole Hubbard was returning home to South Carolina from a vacation in Florida with her boyfriend when they spotted a dog in a very dangerous position. The beagle mix was inside a small airline crate attached to the rear bumper of a Dodge Durango. The vehicle was traveling 70 mph on the highway in Georgia and the outside temperature was 94 degrees and climbing according to Nicole's car's temperature guage.
To make matters worse, the crate was positioned directly behind the vehicle's exhaust.
"We thought, 'Surely, they don’t have a dog in the back of it,'" she said. "But when we got up next to it, there the dog was," Nicole told the Daily News. "I was just amazed that somebody could be that uneducated of the dangers with that dog being there," she said.
Nicole alerted the state highway patrol, who told her an officer would be dispatched to stop the vehicle. However, when she called again a little while later, they said they didn't have an officer to send. So Nicole and her boyfriend trailed the Dodge Durango for two hours until it crossed into South Carolina. Nicole then called the cops again, but this time a highway patrol officer arrived and pulled over the car.
"They were wonderful," said Nicole. It was not clear if the driver was issued a summons, but Nicole hopes the driver learned something from the experience.
Photo from Facebook/Nicole Hubbard