Sacramento, CA – There are far too many stories featuring dogs locked inside of cars on hot days – far too many stories of dogs who do not survive their owner’s poor judgement and/or careless disregard.
Rarely, however, is there video footage of the dog who is trapped inside of the sweltering vehicle.
Seldom is the frantic attempt to escape the virtual oven captured.
The dog in this video – captured by mall security cameras – was trapped inside of his owner’s vehicle for an hour while the temperature outside soared above 100 degrees.
It is difficult to watch – his agony and desperation are apparent. His tongue is an obvious indicator of just how hot he is.
According to the News10 report, Arden Fair mall security noticed this dog and called animal control – by the time that animal control officers arrived, the dog and the car, were gone.
There is no indication that anyone took down the vehicle’s licence plate number so that someone could check on this dog’s welfare. Hopefully someone will follow up with the animal control authorities to ensure that this dog is okay.
Dogs that are trapped in cars this hot suffer from heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause organ failure and brain damage.
We can only hope that the dog was able to find enough relief when he got his head out of the window – but it’s hard to say since it was over 100 degrees even outside of the car.
Why mall security did not break out this window is a mystery.
Locking a dog inside of a hot car – to go shopping no less – is a miserable form of animal cruelty.
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