A dog left in a car in the hot sun was rescued after he set off the vehicle's alarm. Not only did the police officer responding smash the car window, but she climbed through the back window to reach the panicked dog.
Richard Benford, who witnessed the incident told the DailyMail UK, "A lady who appeared to be some sort of animal warden climbed through the small smashed window to get the dog, which was brave because it could have bitten her. The dog was clearly distressed and hard to handle. They put wet towels on it before it was calm enough to push through the window." He added, "It was clearly traumatized and went out of control. It was shocking."
Relieved onlookers watch as a dog was freed from a hot car. Photo: Hotspot Media
Outside temperatures were a sweltering 86F (30C) at the seaside in Exmouth, Devon, when concerned citizens saw the dog yelping and barking to be let out of the car. He was inside the vehicle with no water and the windows only slightly cracked, making temperatures inside the car likely a minimum of 104F (40C).
Around 40 people gathered to watch officers free the dog and cheered when the he was released. The dog "went nuts" as soon as he was out of the car, but relaxed soon after. A police spokesman said that the owner turned up around the time the RSCPA were being informed about the incident.
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