Near Pensacola, Florida a deputy and his trainee broke the window of a hot car on Saturday afternoon to rescue a puppy locked inside. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office described how the puppy was in danger of dying from the heat as outside temperatures registered 92 degrees.
“The driver of the vehicle could not be located and the puppy was squealing, panting heavily, and in distress. Due to the continued state of panic and distress of the puppy, Deputy Matheny broke the driver’s side window to rescue the pup. DST Waters gave the dog water and placed her in a cool patrol car until Animal Control arrived and took custody.” the department posted on their Facebook page.
The owner of the puppy, William Sparkman, 25, was located and charged with animal cruelty. He was taken to the Escambia County Jail and released later that day on a $1,000 bond.
Heat related deaths are preventable. Make sure to check your vehicle before leaving. Let pets stay at home during the summer where it is cool and they are safe.
(Photos of puppy rescued from hot car courtesy of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)
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