Bystanders captured the heartbreaking moments that show a dog dying from heat stroke after being left inside of a hot car for hours. The horrific video was taken on Wednesday in the parking lot of a Walmart in Trussville, Alabama – according to AL.com, the dog had been left inside of the car, in the midst of scorching heat, for seven agonizing hours.
Efforts to save the dog
Efforts to save the dying dog were too little, too late – officers did not immediately break the window out (apparently waiting for a supervisor to show up, despite the dog obviously dying inside), and the dog continued to bake alive inside of the locked car. After the dog was finally removed from the car, she was laid on hot pavement – people watching the agonizing spectacle commented on the lack of common sense being displayed by most everyone involved.
A horrific way to die
It isn’t rocket science to know that being trapped inside of a hot vehicle is a horrific way to die – imagine climbing into an oven and closing the door. The video shows the dog as she is dying on the pavement – she is convulsing and gasping for air. Her eyes are open, but not focused – she is literally dying in front of everyone’s eyes.
Never let this happen
When you walk through parking lots – look inside of vehicles for dogs who may have been locked inside. Call for help and if your state allows you to do so, break out a window (know the law where you live). The woman who left this dog to die has not yet been arrested but charges are expected later this week. She has not yet been publicly named.
*Facebook has hidden the video of the dog being removed from the car and placed on the pavement because it is SO upsetting – take it from the writer of this article, whose 4th of July was ruined after watching the horrible spectacle on video, you don’t want to see it anyway. (Video was previously available and has since been deleted)
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