Dogs trapped in 167 degree hot car while owner sat in a movie theater

Officers and firefighters in Roswell, Georgia came to the rescue of two small dogs trapped inside of a 167 degree hot car over the 4th of July weekend. When police officers were called to the parking lot of Studio Movie Grill located on Holcomb Bridge Road on July 2, at the height of the afternoon heat, the Good Samaritan who had called the authorities via 911 was told she did the right thing.

According to the Facebook page of the Roswell Police Department’s video, the windows of the car had been partially open, however the officer measured the temperature on both the front and rear of the interior of the car as 167 and 161 degrees. The dogs had been in the car of over an hour. In the video made by the Roswell Police Department,  one of the dogs feverishly barked and whined; the little guy had become so distressed and frightened from the intense heat, he acted aggressively.  The second dog had taken refuge under the front seat – desperately trying to escape the direct sunlight as the car had been parked in an area with absolutely no shade.

As one of the dogs was coaxed out using a catch pole because he was so aggressive and scared, he suffered a heat related seizure. Members of the fire department used water to attempt to cool him down. And when the owner of the dogs finally arrived, after emergency announcements were made in the movie theater, the owner wanted to know what happened to her dog as the poor pooch yelped, whined and fell over on his side in the parking lot.

“Jesus Christ,” the officer is heard saying in the video. “He was left in a hot car,” he told the owner.

The owner admitted she had not checked on her dogs while she and her family were sitting comfortably in an air-conditioned theater.

“I think that we got here just in time to save these animals lives,” one officer stated.

The woman thanked the officers for saving her dogs. She has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty. Both dogs were taken to an emergency veterinary hospital and have since been treated and released. The dogs are in the care of Fulton Animal Control.

“A concerned citizen noticed a dog suffering in a hot car and called 911. The first officer arrived in 18 seconds. What you are about to see is actual bodycam footage of the rescue and medical treatment of two dogs suffering from heat stroke.

Help us spread the word about the dangers of leaving pets inside of a hot vehicle. If you see an animal trapped inside of a hot car, call 9-1-1, so that a tragedy can be avoided.”

If convicted on the two counts of animal cruelty, the owner of the dogs, identified as Shaquanda Cole, could face a fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

(Photos of dogs trapped in 167 degree heat via Roswell Police Department)

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A concerned citizen noticed a dog suffering in a hot car and called 911. The first officer arrived in 18 seconds. What you are about to see is actual bodycam footage of the rescue and medical treatment of two dogs suffering from heat stroke. Help us spread the word about the dangers of leaving pets inside of a hot vehicle. If you see an animal trapped inside of a hot car, call 9-1-1, so that a tragedy can be avoided. #PetSafety #DogInHotCar #DontLeaveDogsInCars

Posted by Roswell Police Department on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

28 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    These pups should NOT be given back to these stupid maggot assholes. And they should be barred from owning ANY pet forever. Further, have these maggots sterilized so they can’t breed more if their ilk.

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    • Lin says:

      I agree…the owner is stupid. She is not only stupid, she is cruel. I also agree that the dogs should be taken from her and she should never be allowed to have another pet. You have to be a moron to not know any living being is going to bake to death when left in a hot car.

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  2. Pamela Garlisch says:

    She does not deserve any animals and these two puppies should be rehomed to somebody that cares about them. She had her head up her butt and she should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law but I’ll bet that she will probably be given a slap on the wrist.

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Unbelievable that someone would take their dogs and leave them in a hot car while they go to the movies! What is wrong with these idiots? She really needs to be fined and put in jail for 6 months, but will that “fix stupid”?

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    • Daniel Clarkson says:

      From my research on the subject of “stupidity”, there is no known cure for terminal stupidity, except the death of the person. Jail time and fines are unlikely to have any beneficial effect on the condition.

      It was good to read that the dogs have been placed in the care of Fulton Animal Control. I just hope that they are adopted to loving, caring families who know how to properly look after dogs.

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  4. maxiemom says:

    Stupid bitch needs to be locked in a car while she’s dressed in wool from head to toe, unable to turn on the AC or open the windows, with no water and no shade, for the EXACT amount of time she forced her dogs to remain in that car. At least she can sweat, whereas her dogs can’t. She’s lucky they’re alive. She certainly does NOT deserve to have them back, but she DOES deserve some time in jail.

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  5. linda says:

    This POS owner never exhibited any shame or remorse! I hope she will not get her dogs back and not allowed to own anymore.

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  6. Cynthia Como says:

    I’m so fucking mad I’m spitting nails! This cruel abuser has the NERVE to ask what is wrong with her dog? Are u fucking kidding me???? If the court returns these poor dogs to this brain dead owner then they are returning them to life of hell,a life of neglect and misery!!! OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM MUST STOP STOP STOP SIDING WITH THE ABUSERS AND START PLACING VALUE ON THE LIFE OF THE ABUSED ANIMAL! OMG THIS STORY HAS ME SO SO ANGRY!!!!!!! Grrrr

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  7. Nora Perez says:

    Thanks to the good Samaritan gor calling 911, and i hope the stupid brainless idiot gets charged and remove the pets for good.

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    This piss poor excuse for a woman, much less a human being should NEVER see those dogs again – she proved herself to be an irresponsible uncaring owner – it is a well known fact about the danger of leaving animals in a car, yet this douche bag pranced into a movie theater clueless as to the horror she subjected those animals to. Personally, I’d like to hogtie her, dump her useless butt in a car left in a hot parking lot with the windows rolled up and walk away – she deserves the same mercy she gave those little dogs – NONE!

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  9. Helen says:

    Don’t give her dogs back. Either she’s plain stupid or she doesn’t give a darn about the safety and health of her dogs. I don’t know which is worst. In any case she needs to take her head out of her butt and have some empathy for her dogs.

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  10. Claire Vinet says:

    She deserves so much more than a $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail. And the pity of it is, she probably won’t even get that.

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  11. David Thomas says:

    Pet Rescue report is extremely misleading. While this near tragedy did happen, some things were taken out of context.
    Check out the video. The officer did not say “jesus christ” to the owner. He said it before the owner arrived. Very misleading.

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    • Barkley's Mom says:

      Where does it say he said “Jesus Christ” to the owner? It just says he was heard saying it in the video, “He was left in a hot car,” he told the owner. is a completely different sentence. I don’t find it misleading at all and what is taken out of context?. Why are you picking these Pet Rescue Report reporters apart so much? You think you can do a better job than have at it!

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    • Pamela Garlisch says:

      I think you’re missing the point here, David Thomas, does it really matter WHAT was said and WHEN? Look at the big picture, not the little crap that was said.

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      • Cynthia Como says:

        ALL OF US NEED TO IGNORE AND NOT RESPOND TO THIS DAVID THOMAS IDIOT! HE IS NOT ON THIS SITE BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT DOGS,HE HAS ONLY ONE AGENDA HERE AND THAT IS TO UPSET ALL OF US ANIMAL LOVERS! IF WE IGNORE HIM HE WILL GO WAY TO ANOTHER SITE TO HARRASS PEOPLE! GUESS HE DOSENT HAVE A LIFE AND IS NOT WORTH OUR TIME!

    • Lin says:

      So what, David Thomas?! What is NOT misleading is that the owner is a cruel moron who should not be allowed to keep her dogs. Her lack of common sense and love for her pets almost killed them.

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  12. susispot says:

    Thank goodness these officers didn’t molly coddle this woman and gave it to her straight. “What is wrong with your dogs is they were left in a hot car!” DUH!

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