Viral video shows heartbreaking distress of dogs left in a hot car

In Wentzville, Missouri, a young woman and her boyfriend were so distraught after finding two dogs in distress inside of a hot car at the Wentzville Flea Market, they decided to shoot a video when police told them there was nothing they could do to help the dogs since the vehicle’s windows had been left open.

Look at this video and make your own opinion:

Posted by Kendra Daugherty on Sunday, June 24, 2018

It happened on Sunday morning when Kendra spotted the dogs panting heavily in the car. There was barely any water left in their bowl, and so Kendra put new water in it for the dogs. The shepherd cried as he panted heavily, and the second dog tried to hide away from the sun and the heat under the steering column.

“Guys, thank you for sharing and thank you so much for your support. I did buy water and had them drink all of the bottles. They were miserable. I would have taken the dogs but there were police at the flea market. I told him that I was going to take matters into my own hands and he said that if I took the pups that it could potentially lead into a felony charge because I would be stealing from personal property. I’m sorry that I couldn’t do more but my sister and I are working to take these people down! I promise I am trying.”

And so she decided to post the video on Facebook. So far it has garnered nearly 400,000 views. Kendra was at the flea market for four hours, and when she returned to give the dogs more water, the car and the dogs were gone.

In an update on the situation, Kendra thanked everyone for the information. It is hoped the owners will surrender the dogs.

“My next step is to gather a group of people to decently go to the premises, if and when we can 100% establish where this is and ask for the surrender of the dogs, next is to get an animal rescue to take them in and get them the proper care they need! I also have had news reporters contact me to gather this story. Social media can be used for the greater good and look at what ALL of us have done! This is truly amazing and I’m just astonished by the outcome so far. Thank you thank you thank you! Hopefully soon our minds can be out at ease. I will further update when I can. Thank you all for your time and patience.”

Leave your pets home in the summer. Even though the windows were open, it was easy to see the dogs were in distress.

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10 replies
  1. Melissa Gurley says:

    Whoever the owners are should not have pets how stupid do you have to be not to leave animals in a hot car prayers for the dogs

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    I don’t understand AT ALL the police not being able to do something because the windows were left down! This is still abuse and the dogs were suffering. What is wrong with the police? I applaud Kendra for going above and beyond for these dogs, and hope to hear a happy outcome from this. Shame on the owners!

  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Fucking idiot maggot subhuman scumbags. And the cops couldn’t do anything? Why not? I’m not buying that shit. This is bullshit. I would have waited for those asswipes to come out and I would have let them have it. As a matter fact I’d probably be sitting in jail. And I would gladly sit there if it meant getting those dogs help.

  4. Diana Rowell says:

    Kendra, praying for your strength and that you find this sub-human maggot as soon as possible. You have thousands who support you and we REALLY appreciate the tough job you and your boyfriend have taken on and ask that you DO update as soon as you have more information. Bless you for your brave and kind soul.

  5. Adrienne says:

    Why couldn’t the police make some sort of announcement at the flea market for the owners of these 2 dogs to get them into a cool facility? I am sure the owners would have heard the description of their car and license plate. Surprised police didn’t go the extra mile for these dogs.

  6. pennysdachshunds says:

    At the very least these Putrid Owners could have put SHADES on the WINDSHIELD and BACK WINDOW that would have lowered the direct sunlight these poor animals were having to endure!!! What Bastards!! The COP was a LAZY NON VESTED ASSHOLE!!

  7. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Please keep us updated on the outcome of this horrible situation! I also may add that the officer should have done something and that officer should be fired for aiding and abetting animal abusers!

  8. Jan Barnes says:

    Prayers and 100 percent support for the Great Samaritans. Please notify about all petitions that will help you.

  9. Marni Montanez says:

    Please call the Sgt. Bruns 636-327-5105. I called about this story and he was very uppety and said their investigating. He tried to put me off and it was obviously not a priority. He said there is something in there that the dogs were afraid of the woman filming, but they were not afraid. They were in distress. Don’t let him accuse the woman who shot the video. Don’t let him set it aside. He is acting like it’s no big deal and they were just afraid. I told him. If you can’t see that the dogs are in distress and not afraid of her you are seeing it wrong. Please call until they do something. these people need to be charged with animal cruelty.


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