Roswell Police have taken to social media to remind everyone never to leave their pets inside hot cars. [To View the Video: Click the Date]
Police were called when concerned citizens saw a dog left alone, in the backseat, in a Home Depot parking lot. Though the windows were open slightly, the dog was obviously over-heating and at-risk.
When Officers Bill Low and Michael Strout arrived on-scene to rescue a distressed dog they took out their temperature gauge. It was 97.7 degrees outside. The temperature inside the car, a whopping 150 DEGREES
While arresting and charging the owner (who was shopping inside at the time officers arrived) the officers noticed another dog, in the same lot, inside another car, some 200 feet away. That dog, too, was rescued. Both of these dogs had been left in their owners’ cars while they were shopping.
Once removed from the cars the dogs were cooled down with hoses, and are both now said to be in good condition.
The dogs’ owners have been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals.
If you see a dog left inside a hot car you’re encouraged to call 911.