Two Dogs Rescued After Left In Hot Car For More Than Two Hours

Posted by Sama in News On 10th August 2020
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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals warns: "Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999. Many people still believe that it's OK to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open or they're parked in the shade, but the truth is, it's still a very dangerous situation for the dog. A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn't feel that warm. When it's 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour."

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Two dogs had to be rescued who were left in the car for over two hours by the Police after they were called out to a Cornwall beach. According to Cornwall Live, worried residents alerted authorities after seeing the two dogs in a car park by Looe beach.

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A local shared the happenings of the event on social media, saying the dogs hadn't been checked on for at least 2 hours, even though the temperature in the UK has been high for the past few days.

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Kieran Mccrash Mclelland said police were already there when he spotted the two animals in the car - he believed they had managed to smash a window to get the dogs out of the dangerously hot vehicle. The picture was shared online which garnered concern and anger from the public for such careless acts of the owners.

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The RSPCA warn: "Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999.

"Many people still believe that it's OK to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open or they're parked in the shade, but the truth is, it's still a very dangerous situation for the dog.

"A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn't feel that warm. When it's 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour."

If you are afraid your animal is showing signs of heatstroke then call 999 without wasting any time. Things to look out for include heavy panting, drooling excessively, whether the dog looks drowsy, lethargic or uncoordinated, and if it has collapsed or is vomiting.

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If it happens to be the case that dogs are in bad shape and police cannot reach on time then many people would want to smash the glass and break into the car to free the dog.

If that is what you decide to do, the RSPCA warns: "Please be aware that without proper justification, this could be classed as criminal damage and, potentially, you may need to defend your actions in court."

If you intend to do so, the RSPCA says to make sure you tell the police what you're doing They also advise you should take photos and videos of the dog, as well as noting the details of any witnesses.

The organization adds: "The law states that you have a lawful excuse to commit damage if you believe that the owner of the property that you damage would consent to the damage if they knew the circumstances (section 5(2)(a) Criminal Damage Act 1971)."

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