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What to Do If You See a Dog in a Hot Car

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Or go with plan B. Shatter the window take the animal out and notify authorities after the fact. Average 911 response time is 15 minutes. Calling the non-emergency line raises the time significantly. In that time the animal could die. First do call 911.


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Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Friday July 4, 2014, 5:59 pm
MUST SHARE !! Thank you, Kelly

Tj H (14)
Friday July 4, 2014, 6:02 pm
Even with out the picture ..... Break the window, Call the Police, Hope the owner returns to car before police arrive, so you can also break their stupid neck, or maybe lock them in the trunk of your car for an Hr or two !!!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 4, 2014, 7:56 pm
Easy answer--i'd smash the window+take the poor pooch outta the car 1st+then only would i dial the cops.

Nikolina J (0)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 8:08 am
yes, logically

Winn A (179)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 8:27 am
I've gone into stores and had them make an announcement over the loud speaker to get the owner back to their car to help their animal. But calling 911 is also a very good idea. Anything, anyway as long as the animal is helped and the owner is educated.

Rhonda B (99)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 11:16 am
Noted! Thank you Kelly.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 1:41 pm
I like what Win Adams is suggesting. Thanks for sharing.

Ilona V (0)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:08 pm
If the situation allows, I would follow this sequence.
Otherwise, I'd immediately smash the window!!!!

... although I like Tj H. sequence.

Thanks Kelly

Phil Hanson (21)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:54 pm
Anyone that would leave an animal locked in a hot car deserves a broken window (or two), and possibly a broken face.

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:55 pm
I was in town the other day and there was a dog in a car with the window rolled won about 1 1/2 inches. It was about 90 degrees. I went int to he ban k and came out thinking I would do something if the care was stilt there. A man who saw the dog had called the place and fortunately a cop rode by on a bike and we flagged him down. Someone else I know had arrived as well. I and the tow basenjis I walk with me and had to get them home so I truly don't know what happened in the end. hopefully I will see her to find out. I ant int to he store to page the person as well once. It it is that hot outside why would you lave a dog in a hot car? WE all know what they feel like in the heat. I have actually baked cookies in my care it gets so hot. (Really)

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 3:35 pm
Well said Natasha!

Ana MESNER (201)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:22 am
Thank you Kelly for posting.

rita uljee (1)
Monday July 7, 2014, 2:01 am
and this is happening over and over again when will they get it?

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:10 pm
I would smash the window without any hesitation !

Bella F (94)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 4:53 pm
I agree with Phil H Anyone that would leave an animal locked in a hot car deserves a broken window (or two), and possibly a broken face.
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