dog dying from heat stroke

THIS is what it looks like when a dog is dying from heatstroke

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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, 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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23 replies
    • Jane says:

      There are stupid, ignorant people who should not have pets or children. If everyone would just be attentive and look in parking lots as you walk past cars, to see if either pets or children are left in cars, maybe we can prevent these agonizing deaths!

      • Rose says:

        I agree wholeheartedly…. anybody reading this post please put a hammer in your trunk… then you have something to break the window….. if you hit the window on the bottom corner it should bust more easily than just hitting the window wherever…. Save that life be it child, animal or whatever

  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    And WHY is someone at Walmart for 7 hours? Was she working and if so why do you take your dog and leave them in the car? I do hope she is charged, there is NO excuse for this abuse! There are enough of these stories being told every day to even think people aren’t aware that you don’t leave your dog in a hot car!

  2. Adrienne says:

    Do people who have dogs/cats still not understand that leaving any animal in the car in this heat is a death sentence? Those people need to feel what this poor dog felt and when through,gasping for air, convulsing, all things you never want to see happen to anyone or any animal. How does our country deal with these people who continue to do this to their animals who trust them? More billboards, huge signs in front of stores or malls saying “Don’t leave your pet alone in a hot car”? Something needs to be done so these needless deaths stop.It is only the beginning of the summer 2/3 more months of this??

    • Animal Advocate says:

      Exactly. She needs to be prosecuted and her name made public. Personally I’d like to see the death penalty for these assholes and in the same way they tortured their pet. They probably will leave their children in a car too. I’m sick of these idiots getting a slap on the hand. AL is not known for enforcing animal cruelty laws either. It’s a hellhole in many places there for animals.

  3. Ann Dolak says:

    Whatva bunch of idiots leaving dog inside the car after they got it open!Then laying dog on hot pavement!Gheez… no hope wth those iidiots helping.Duh any time yousee this call 911 break window take animal OUT OF THE VEHICLE& take to vet!Put it in Shopping cart& haul it INSIDE THE STORE ENTRANCE so it can get COOLED AIR to breathe!COMMON SENSE, NO ONE THERE HAD!

  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    This is a bunch of stupid people that don’t know what to do including the cops! You are all accessories to this dog’s death! You should ALL be prosecuted because you did NOTHING! Lock the owner up, if she has a kid, take the kid away, hysterectomy since she doesn’t have enough sense to take care of any living thing! RIP baby, you didn’t deserve to die like that, all those humans failed you!

    • Animal Advocate says:

      Exactly. No one reported it in 7 hours! And the cops didn’t even break the window immediately. She needs to be spayed with no anesthesia ( the owner) and thrown in an oven. Probably some ignorant hillbilly with welfare kids milking the system

    • Lynn says:

      You are exactly right! I say screw the law, break the window out and get the dog to a cool place! They could arrest me if they wanted too but I’ll be damned if I’ll stand by and watch an animal die like that!!!

  5. Marni Montanez says:

    7 hours in the scorching heat??????????????? then they put the dog on a hot pavement? wait for a supervisor? what the heck is wrong with this picture???????????????????//

  6. Ellis Toscano says:

    Am I the only one who wonders why the name of the woman was not released? Police always cover up the crimes involving animals which is one of the reasons it continues. Of course these were clown cops who left the dog die because they needed permission from a supervisor. Way to go Trussville Al.

  7. pennysdachshunds says:

    Well the Bitch that did this Sure Should Be Proud of Herself!!! the Pathetic Cops that should have broken the DAMN Window SUPERVISOR THERE OR NOT and this Girl may still have had a Chance!!! There should be lots of people held responsible :: but then again according to these AssWipes it was ONLY a Dog!!

  8. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Anyone stupid enough to leave a dog in the car doesn’t deserve to get anything in return because they are so fucking stupid. It’s an insult to have them be associated with the human race. I say shoot them between the eyes or better yet leave them in a hot car until they drop dead torturing them with cool water just out if reach.

    • Hooch’s Mom says:

      Please don’t assume that all Alabamians are stupid. 90% of us find this horrific also. I have no idea what the police were thinking but I feel they should get some time off without pay at the very least. I would have broken that window in a heartbeat put the poor baby in my air conditioned car and took it to the closest vet. On the way I would of called the police and told them what happened.

  9. Owen Weeden says:

    How fucking stupid can this dumb bitch be, she could have opened the fucking window. Or leave the poor animal at home. I think the heat fried her fucking brain. The poor dog deserved much better, they should name this bitch. Then everyone can see how fucking stupid she is. She’s a hoar.

  10. Diana Rowell says:

    That police officer ought to be hog tied and thrown in a van in the heat for 7 hours, brought out and laid on HOT pavement with NO water, directly in the sun. Stupid worthless bastard. The bitch who did this to this poor dog ought to be drawn and quartered and left to die. Period! Sick of this crap and the lies that go with it. I pray karma finds this bitch and that moron with a badge and gun ASAP!

  11. Kay says:

    Why in the world would the cop leave the dog inside dying after he arrived &&& where is the common sense. The cop contributed to the suffering and death of this dog along with the owner.

  12. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Those police officers should have broken into the car and got that poor dying out! The people responsible for the murder of this poor dog should die a slow and painful death!

  13. Star Shelley says:

    The policeman had to wait for a supervisor, what the heck is wrong with these law officer! Just don’t get it. And what happen to the stupid owners, they should be charge with animal cruelty. And to top it off, they laid him on the hot ground. I dont get it people.


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