Officers in Riverside, California, had to bust out a window to save a dog from dying inside of a parked car. On Tuesday, the Riverside Police Department issued a public reminder after saving the dog from an untimely and horrible death.
DON’T LEAVE YOUR PET IN A HOT CAR
According to the department’s Facebook post, the dog was inside of a car which was parked outside of the courthouse on Main Street. The department explained why the window was broken:
They could see the dog appeared to be in distress so they broke one of the car windows. With the help of an officer from the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, the dog was rescued from the hot car.
It was 89 degrees when the dog was rescued from the car – the interior of the vehicle had already climbed to an agonizing 106.5 degrees.
The dog was taken to a veterinarian for care and the dog’s owner will likely be facing charges.
The department offered one final reminder:
Since Riverside is only a few blocks away from the sun, we all know how sweltering our summers get… ridiculous hot. So please, do not leave your pets inside a hot vehicle, ever. And while we’re at it, also do not leave your humans inside a hot car.
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