York police rescue dogs from ‘blazing hot’ car

Two dogs were rescued by police from a “blazing hot” car where they had been left for more than half an hour.

Officers decided to smash the car window in order to free the animals.

York City Centre Policing team said on Twitter the car was so hot inside the officers were “struggling to breathe”, adding: “There is no excuse for this, I am utterly appalled”.

The force said the matter had been referred to the RSPCA and the owners of the car “will be prosecuted”

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said officers attended the incident at York Hospital car park on Monday afternoon.

She said: “When we arrived police had already removed two Labradors from the vehicle.

“The dogs were taken to the vets for treatment for heat exhaustion and now remain in RSPCA care.

“An investigation has been launched so we cannot comment any further at this time.”

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