Officers from the Seattle Police Department were summoned to a parking lot near Pier 55 on Sunday after Good Samaritans reported two dogs in a locked SUV that appeared to be distressed from the afternoon heat. According to King5News, police and officials from the Seattle Animal Shelter arrived at the scene to assess the situation.
As authorities determined the temperature in the vehicle registered more than 100 degrees, a police officer made the decision to break a rear window in order to free the dogs of the intense and deadly heat. With cameras rolling and a huge crowd of onlookers standing by, there was a cheer from everyone as the dogs were pulled safely out of the vehicle and transported to the shelter for exams.
The dogs remain at the Seattle Animal Shelter until their owner comes forward after authorities left a note. The owner has not been identified. More than 25 states currently have legislation making it illegal to leave pets in the car unattended. Come on dog owners! Everyday this is happening. Leave your pets at home.
(Seattle police rescue 2 dogs from hot SUV screenshots via KingNews)
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