We were coming out of a local coffee shop, in our little hometown. It was early summer, and already hot. Right there, parked at the curb, just outside the doorway, was a new SUV. Inside the vehicle, there was a very large dog.
The dog was barking, drooling, and in obvious distress. I wrote down the make, model, colour, & location of the vehicle. I immediately called the local Police Station.
I made the call anonymously, because it wasn't about me. It was about getting there quickly, and getting the dog out of the car as soon as possible, before
this became critical.
We took time getting to our vehicle and preparing to leave. I watched. The Police arrived and located the dog locked in the SUV. The dog was going to be helped, and rescued from the heat.
I have done this before, and if needed I will do it again.
If you see a situation like this, please report it immediately.
*If it is hard for you to sit in a vehicle in the heat, understand that it is for animals, as well.
*If it is hard for you to walk on a hot pavement, it is difficult for animals.
*If you are hot, thirsty, tired and feeling depleted from the heat, animals are feeling the heat in very much the same way.
*keep pets and animals cool, shaded, and hydrated.
*Help them as you do yourself & your loved ones.
Pets cannot do it themselves; they count on you for even their basic needs.
They ask so little and willingly give so much. Please don't forget them; they would never forget you.