Sacramento firefighters remove dog from hot car

A dog trapped in a hot car was given a much-needed helping hand by the Sacramento Fire Department on Wednesday morning, and the pooch’s rescue was captured on camera.

The fire department had been alerted to the dog’s plight by a Good Samaritan who called 911, reports. When crews arrived at the car, which was parked near Sutter’s Fort, they discovered the dog locked alone and panting inside the vehicle. The windows were rolled up and no water had been provided.

According to a video uploaded to Facebook by the fire department, the temperature inside the vehicle was upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Leaving a dog in a hot car -- even for a short duration -- can be extremely hazardous. As the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals notes, “Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.”

Responses to "Video Captures Firefighters Rescuing Dog From Dangerously Hot Car"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to the person who called 911. I would have broken the window to get the dog out so the Fire Department and Animal Control officer did an amazing job saving the dog.

  2. Unknown says:

    I really hope they don't give that dog back to the criminal that left him there.

  3. Virginia Johnson says:

    I am very glad the dog was rescued. What was the excuse of the neglectful pet owner? The poor dog must have been suffering,

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