Puppy rescued from locked car under suffocating blanket in 90 degree weather

In Sagamore Hills, Ohio, a puppy was rescued from a locked car left under a suffocating blanket with outside temperatures exceeding more than 90 degrees.

According to the Sagamore Hills Police Department a Good Samaritan, who had been walking their own dog, heard puppy cries from inside of a vehicle and called police.

“Today, Officer Ellis and Officer Pistone did a great thing. They rescued this little one from inside a locked vehicle. The puppy was in a locked cage, under a suffocating blanket, INSIDE a locked car, in the 90 degree weather! That means the inside of the car, especially UNDER a blanket, it was MUCH MUCH HOTTER,” the Lt. Piekarski posted on their Facebook page.

“While our officers were rescuing the puppy, the ‘owner’ came out to inform them that the puppy was fine’ as they were ‘checking on it every hour.’ WHAT?!? Most people know the interior of a car goes up 20-40 degrees on a hot day within MINUTES!”

The puppy was rushed to the Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital where he is currently under observation. The owner has been charged with animal cruelty and will not get the puppy back according to the police.

Leave your pets home in the summer. Of course, they want to go for a ride in the car, but they don’t want to be left in the vehicle and die from the heat.

(Photos of puppy left suffocating under blanket in locked car courtesy of Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital)

More news and updates on National Pet Rescue here.

In the news yesterday: Police K9 died after being left inside of parked car – story here.

More news: Dog who was intentionally starved finally leaving veterinary hospital – more here.


Border collie gets so excited watching herself on TV – watch the adorable video here.

Puppy reunited with mom – watch the heartwarming video here.

8 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Punishment should fit the crime and this owner will only understand if they are made to relive what this pup experienced for the same amount of time without trying to get out.Maybe then they would understand the true conditions inside that car and how their pup felt.

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Another Moron that shouldn’t have a pet rock let alone a puppy. I’m glad the puppy was saved, I don’t care what the owner claims, the puppy was NOT fine locked in a covered crate in a hot car!

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  3. Jan Barnes says:

    Deepest thanks and blessings to the police heroes! As for the owner–that brain cell eating disease has struck again! These heartless idiots who leave their pets in hot cars may find out what “burning heat” feels like if they get to that “special place” in HELL!

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  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    HURRAY FOR SAGAMORE HILLS , OHIO and the Wonderful, Helpful, and Lifesaving Skill’s Your Superiors, and Management Provided EACH & EVERY ONE of YOU!!! It may be just a little pup: BUT THIS ONE LITTLE PUP DESERVED to LIVE A FULL LIFE ( which would not have happened if it had stayed with the Nit-Wit So Called Owner ::; WHO IS STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!)!!! Holy Cow!

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  5. J. Martin says:

    Stick the stupid POS in their trunk and let them stay in it for an hour .. maybe more. See if it’s as fun for them

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  6. Denise Moore says:

    Ignorance they need locked in a hot car let’s see how long they survive or wait until we can see real distress before we release them from the oven. A hot car is an oven what makes people think animals are different than them? Thank you to the rescuers, the citizen and the Sagamore Hills Police

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