A dog in Lakewood, Colorado is safe thanks to the work of Good Samaritans and the Lakewood police saving him from a car with temperatures recorded at 134 degrees.
According to the Facebook page for the Lakewood Police Department, the dog in the car had been barking for help.
“134.6 degrees!!! That’s how hot it was in this vehicle today after a concerned citizen heard a dog barking. It is that time of year to be aware of the temperatures. 77 degrees outside warms your vehicle to over 100 degrees very quickly. Let’s keep our pets safe,” the department posted.
It is legal in Colorado to break a window in any vehicle to rescue a child or a pet as long as you obey the following:
- You believe the person or animal is in danger.
- You have checked to make sure the door is not unlocked.
- You make an effort to find the owner.
- You contact a local law enforcement agency, fire department, animal control or 911 prior to breaking into the vehicle.
The dog is expected to be fine.
(Photo of temperature showing 134.6 degrees courtesy of Lakewood Police)
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