It’s important to realize the dangers of leaving your dog in the car, especially in warm weather.
After responding to a Good Samaritan who called 911, these Sacramento fighters found this pooch inside the car, windows rolled up, with no water. They registered the temperature inside the car to be a whopping 84 degrees Fahrenheit! They realized the temperature would quickly rise to 90, which is the point at which Sacramento rescue workers can forcibly enter a vehicle to remove an animal. Working with Animal Control, they rescued this pup in the nick of time. High paws to these hoomans for saving this pup’s life! Watch the rescue below!
The crew from Sacramento Fire Department Engine 4 removed a dog from a locked car this morning. Sacramento Animal Control took the dog to a shelter, and the owner will be cited. Please remember: Don't leave your dog in a car on a hot day. Besides the obvious negative effect on the dog, fines can be up to $500. In a worst case scenario, the charge would be felony animal cruelty, which carries a stiff penalty. Please take your dogs with you when you lock up, or leave them at home.
Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Wednesday, July 8, 2015