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When shoppers see what's happening in parked car, they urgently call the police

Rescued dog in police car dog-serious
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Police rescued two dogs from a hot car after their owner left them locked inside to go shopping! It seems some people never learn what it means to take care of dogs!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 22/04/2021, 21:00

We've written this story so many times before. And, unfortunately, this probably won't be the last time. 

This shocking incident happened in Cannock, and it involved an unnamed owner who decided to leave two dogs in a hot car as they strolled around a new multi-million-pound shopping centre.

How many times?

A keen-eyed member of the public spotted the pups in the back seat and called local police. Officers arrived shortly after and managed to free the dogs. They then drove the dogs to a nearby police station, where they received a fresh bowl of water and lots of strokes.


Both pups were unharmed, and it's unclear if they've been reunited with their careless owner. Cannock Police released a picture of the rescued pups, along with a warning for anyone who still doesn't understand the dangers of leaving dogs in warm cars.

"More dogs left in a vehicle parked on a hot day in Cannock without any access to water," read the post. "If you want to know how hot it gets in the car with a window cracked open and the engine off, try sitting in there yourself. The RSPCA will be informed."

If you see a dog in trouble, call 999!

Dogs should never be left alone in a car on a warm day. At just 22°C, temperatures inside the car can reach an unbearable 47°C in less than an hour, causing dehydration, heatstroke, and even death. 

Leaving your dog in a car in the sun for a prolonged amount of time is very dangerous ©Wamiz
How do you cool down a dog who is overheating?

If you do see a dog in distress, call the police straight away. Animal welfare officers might not arrive quickly enough, and they don't have any powers of entry.