Despite the efforts of organisations such as the police, the RSPCA and the PDSA to get the message across to people about not leaving their dogs locked in their cars during this hot weather, it would seem that some people are still not getting the message.
Officers from the Charles Cross Police Team were called upon to provide some assistance after a dog had been left alone for THREE HOURS in a parked car during the recent heatwave.
In a tweet shared on the Charles Cross Police Teams Twitter page, they said:
“Another dog left in the sun, another window smashed!
“This little guy was alone for over 3 hours.
“If you love your furry friends, please THINK.
“He was very happy to be set free! #DogsDiesInHotCars”
In an image shared by the officers, the happy dog can be seen trying to mount one of the officer’s legs.
According to BristolLive, PCSO Tracy Cunningham said the owners arrived as they were arranging a transporter to remove the car:
“They weren’t happy with us because their window was put in.”
PCSO Cunningham added it was explained to the family – via an interpreter over the phone – that the matter was serious and police had the right and powers to free the dog due to the heat and risk to its life.
It was only recently that officers from Tooting (Met Police) made a video to try and highlight the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during this hot weather: