A man has been labelled a hero after he used an axe to save a dog that had been left in a car in the intense heat.
The incident happened at Newbury Retail Park in Berkshire, where people noticed a tiny little Yorkshire Terrier in the 34C heat trapped in a car with no windows open.
While 34C may not seem that hot to some people (Australians, probably), the RSPCA explains that even when it’s only 22C outside, that can easily reach 47C in the inside of a car.
Samantha Heaver filmed the clip and said that before it was saved, the dog was in the car for around 45 minutes while its owner went shopping.
The man can be seen taking his axe to the front passenger window and hitting it a few times before it eventually breaks. A man can then be heard saying “That’s done it. That’s enough“.
A woman asks: “Where’s the dog? Where’s the dog? Jesus Christ. That poor little dog“.
Before someone else adds: “At least it will get some air and won’t die in there,” to which the first woman responds: “It don’t look b****y great“.
Two police community support officers happened to be at the scene at the time, eventually taking the dog to a vets office to get it checked over.
Speaking of the incident, a Thames Valley Police spokesman told the Sun:
“A member of the public did smash a car window to get a dog out of a car.
“Two of our PCSOs attended, the dog was taken by one of the PCSOs for a check over.
“The owner of the vehicle returned and was given advice”.
Don’t lock dogs in cars. Don’t lock cars in dogs either, come to think of it. They hate that.
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