A Good Samaritan confronted the hostile owner of two dogs that he saved from inside of a scorching car on one of the hottest days this summer on Wednesday. Danny Cruttwell filmed the video of the contentious moments at a Tesco store in Horshame, West Sussex as the temperatures outdoors soared above 91 degrees.
According to Auto Evolution, the 35-year-old scaffolder saved the mother and pup, Staffordshire and boxer mixes, from the car which turned out to have been unlocked. He gave them water, and at that moment the owner arrived. The woman was hostile and claimed she had only been in the store for “two seconds.” The owner’s watch must not have been working.
“I saw the dogs when I first got to the store and then after taking an hour to do my shopping, they were still there when I left,” Danny stated according to the Mirror. “I could tell they were in distress. They were panting and pacing through the car. I knew I needed to get them out urgently as they had no access to water.”
Danny had planned to break the side window of the car to rescue the dogs, however the car had been unlocked. The hostile woman called Danny an “arrogant pig” after he confronted her.
Danny wants to remind people not to leave their pets in cars during the summer’s heat.
“A person wouldn’t be able to cope with being left in a scorching car, and neither can a dog,” he said.
Since his viral video, Danny continues to be hailed as a hero, and humbly only admits to being in the right place at the right time. He has called upon the public to stop sending the owner nasty messages, stating she obviously did something wrong, but hoped she had learned a lesson.
Check out the video from Danny’s Facebook page. So far there have been more than 3 million views.
(Photos and video of dogs rescued from scorching car via Facebook Danny Cruttwell)
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