Around 7pm on May 31, police officers received a call about a distressed dog locked in a car in a mall parking lot in Buford, Georgia. According to the caller, the dog had been panting and loudly crying. The temperature outside was 90 degrees.
When officers arrived, they could smell marijuana coming from the black BMW, as the windows were rolled down two inches, as well as hear the pup, named Coco, panting and crying.
Officers quickly broke open the window and took the tiny puppy into an air conditioned patrol car. Coco was so exhausted from her ordeal that she immediately curled up and cuddled one of the officers.
The pup’s humans, Somsanit Thammavong and Cala Raeann Franks, said that they were only in the mall for a few minutes, but surveillance footage revealed that Coco had been in the car for over two hours. The two were charged for possession of marijuana and animal cruelty.
Coco, who has been seen by an emergency veterinarian, is now resting happily at Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.
However this pup was treated before, he’s certainly all tail wags and kisses now!
High paws to everyone who helped get Coco to safety!