Passerby posts pic on Facebook of dog trapped in hot car

A Good Samaritan used Facebook to help rescue a dog trapped inside a hot vehicle for hours. On Friday, a passerby saw the Labrador Retriever inside a SUV parked outside the Splash Town water park in Harris County, Texas.

Xochitl Dalton said she noticed the dog in the SUV with Wisconsin plates when she was parking her car, according to KPRC-TV. "I looked over and saw that there was a huge yellow Lab. It looked like it was really, really hot,” she said.

She took a photo of the dog and posted it to several Facebook groups before calling police.

Within minutes, concerned dog lovers showed up to help rescue the dog. Several people brought bricks and hammers and were ready to bust open the car's windshield to save the dog.

A park employee noticed the group gathering around the car and managed to squeeze his arm through the small window crack and open the car door freeing the dog.

According to sheriff's deputies, the dog was panting heavily and was on the verge of passing out after being left in the car during the hottest time of the day. It was around 90 degrees outside, with the temperature inside the car possibly reaching 140 degrees.

The dog's owner was arrested on animal cruelty charges when he came out of the water park after closing. The dog is currently in the custody of authorities.

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Responses to "Good Samaritans save dog trapped in blazing hot car while owner was enjoying a swim (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    And the guy was smiling while being arrested? What a dang idiot!!!!

  2. Unknown says:

    Some people shouldn't be allowed to even have children if they are going to abuse a dog imagine the poor child man thank God they saved this baby

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to all who help save the dog, they need to lockup the owner in a 140 degrees for a few hours and see how he likes it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. jayjay55 says:

    What the hell is the point in taking your dog out if you are going to lock it in a car for hours,his IQ is obviously lower than his age.What a turd!

  5. Anonymous says:

    guy is a idiot should have that guy in a hot car for 5 hours

  6. Anonymous says:

    Certains oublient même leur enfant !!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I hope they don't put the dog back in harms way by giving him back to his owner. He is an idiot of the worst kind. He does not deserve the right to be a parent to an animal or a child.

  8. Anonymous says:

    just plain stupid why have the dog if you don't spend time with it

  9. Unknown says:

    The way you treat your animal's is the way you treat your children

  10. Anonymous says:

    I would like to wipe that smug ass smile off that idiots face. We better not hear this dog has been given back to this callous, heartless, imbecile. He doesn't deserve to have animals - EVER again.

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