What this man did to save a dog in a hot car was very smart and very compassionate, given it’s illegal in many places to break into a vehicle to rescue a pet. I saw this story circulating on the Internet and thought I would share it as it has an important message for all pet parents, especially because every summer I read stories with not so happy endings as this one. This man found a way to solve the problem, save the dog, and have an extremely grateful owner too.
“I saw a dog dying in a 100+ degree car one day with the window opened just a few inches, the police wouldn’t come out, and I was running out of time.”
“So instead of busting out the guy’s windows and facing possible criminal charges, I went into the garage, grabbed my shop vac, stuck it in my car with the AC on full blast and stuck the hose on the discharge port and shoved it into the guy’s car window.”
“It turns out the guy ran into his dad’s house and found him stroking out on the kitchen floor, called the EMT and in his freaked out panicked stage he rode with the ambulance to the hospital and forgot about his buddy sitting in his truck.”
“When he finally came back (within an hour), he broke down in tears when he saw my rig running and his dog wagging his tail inside his vehicle. All ended well with dog and dad. And to this day the guy and I (and the dog) are all good friends.”
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