A Girl Breaks A Car Window To Save A Trapped Dog In Heat.
What these girls do when they walk by a car in a parking lot is an important reminder for every pet parent! Leave your dog at home and not in your car when it's hot outside!
Of course, I'd try to find the dog's "owner" or call the authorities first before smashing a car window, but these girls did the right thing!
Currently in the U.S. there are 14 states that have laws that prohibit leaving an animal in a confined vehicle if it endangers the animal’s life. Other states handle deaths and injury under animal cruelty statutes. The most common offenders are people running errands that leave their dog in the car. They rationalize in their minds that it will only take a couple of minutes to run in somewhere and the dog will be fine.
So what should someone do if they are by themselves with their dog and they need to make a stop? The first suggestion is to leave your dog at home in the summer time so that this doesn't even become an issue. However, here are some suggestions of how to deal with this question. If there is a drive-up window, use it instead of going inside. This works for a lot of eating establishments, banks, cleaners and pharmacies. Or shop in stores that welcome pets such as pet stores. But if none of these ideas will work then do not make a stop where you have to leave your dog in the car. It is not worth the life of your dog.
If you see a dog that has been left in a car on a hot day it would be best not to confront the owner. Instead take down the car’s color, model, make, and license plate number and have the owner paged in the store. You can also call the local humane authorities, the police, or contact a security guard. Be sure to act quickly because there is little time to save a life in this situation. If the dog’s life appears to be in imminent danger and the owner of the car can’t be located and/or the police haven’t arrived at the scene yet, find a witness that will back up your assessment and then take steps to remove the suffering animal while you wait for the authorities to arrive.