And more dogs rescued from hot cars
Workmen were forced to smash the windows of a car after finding three dogs trapped inside on the hottest day of the year. The dogs had been left in the boot with all the windows shut in 27C heat, apparently for two hours – after the Met Office issued a ‘threat to life’ warning. A Chihuahua, Staffie-cross and a mongrel were all panting in the back of the Nissan, which had no ventilation.
The car was parked at Tower Hill in Bristol at just before 1pm – during the hottest stretch of the day. When a woman from Bristol Waste – who has not been named – spotted the animals, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
He smashed the driver’s window before putting his hand inside the car and opening the rear passenger door. His colleague Lisa Eastman said: ‘I will put my hand up and say we agreed to smash the window because it was necessary and I would do it again in a second.’ A kind-hearted passerby gave the dogs a bowl of water and a sheet was draped over the rear windscreen to give the dogs shade.
When the driver eventually returned to the car, witnesses were told the dogs had been put on an ice mat. But he met a not left on his windscreen which read: ‘Dogs die in hot cars! ‘You have been reported to the police.’ The dog rescue came as the RSPCA confirmed that so far during the heatwave three dogs have died in hot cars in two separate incidents across England and Wales. The animal charity is warning the public to call 999 if they find animals stuck in cars as police have the authority to break windows – but it does not. More 4,000 people have called the RSPCA during the heatwave so far to report animals seen struggling while trapped in locked vehicle.
Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/26/workers-smash-car-windows-rescue-panting-dogs-trapped-inside-hottest-day-year-7765804/?ito=cbshare
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