A parked car’s inside included a puppy that was saved. The dog was reportedly left in the vehicle for over two hours, according to reports. After seeing the dog in the car, locals decided to call the emergency services to help the dog since they were concerned.
In response to the community’s request, the 19th Precinct of the New York Police Department tweeted about what happened. Officers found that the car had been turned off, that the windows were heated, and that the dog was sweltering inside. The police had to break the glass to get him out, and they then brought him to the vet.
The dog was finally adopted by police officer Aruna Maharaj, according to a statement on the NYPD’s social media accounts. As a result, the dog will no longer have to endure any form of mistreatment. She took part in the effort to save the adorable puppy.
Police pulled the dog out of the car as it was suffocating from the intense heat and hurried to open one of the car windows to save it. They then took the dog to a veterinary hospital. According to Good Morning America, a 26-year-old male was accused of animal cruelty in this case.
The 19th District of the New York Police Department tweeted:
This adorable dog was rescued one month ago after his owner left him locked inside for many hours; yesterday, Officer Maharaj, one of his rescuers, adopted him.
The ASPCA reportedly helped the police both during and after the rescue, while Officer Maharaj’s adoption process was officially started, according to the NYPD. Regardless, the investigation is ongoing.
The animal care facility advises against leaving pets alone in warm vehicles. The organization also underlined how important it is to recognize signs of canine heat stroke in order to prevent severe accidents.
The signs of extreme heat exposure in our canine friends include excessive panting, shortness of breath, increased heart and respiratory rates, drooling, and collapse, all of which require prompt medical attention.