A group of onlookers who overheard a dog weeping and whining inside a vehicle while it was parked in sweltering heat were able to save the animal.
A concerned lady ran into a pet shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, shouting that she had found a dog that was stuck inside of a hot automobile.
Erin Rowe didn’t waste any time in dialing 911 and making attempts to rescue the dog, who was “100 percent in discomfort” due to being confined in a small travel case with little ventilation.
“I was very astounded to learn that in this day and age, despite all of the cautions that are available, someone still still does it.” As a result, I did not hesitate to act. Rowe said that it was “just like having my own kid or my own dog.”
Someone was able to stick their hand through the automobile window and press the button that unlocks the door. They carried the puppy inside the shop and used the air conditioning to help chill him down.
When the owner of the dog returned to the vehicle around thirty minutes later, the Halifax Regional Police Officers issued her a summary offence citation and a fine of seven hundred dollars.
Rowe is hoping the owner has matured as a result of this experience. She expressed her shock by noting, “It’s absolutely upsetting to me to think that people still do that in this day and age.” As a heat wave is forecast for the area, Rowe requests that pet parents keep their canine companions indoors.