It was a stifling weekend all over the Europe, with the temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius in so many regions. And as the heat was insupportable already, for this little dog it turned out to be even worst, after his owners left him inside the car with no window open. Only the chance and the firefighters saved him from a tragedy.
The poor little animal, a Cockapoo named Bertie was left by his owners in car park in Essex, UK, with the outside temperatures higher than 30 degrees Celsius.
A store’s staff member has spotted the dog and since he wasn’t able to reach his owner, he alerted the authorities. A firefighters crew arrived shortly after and they were forced to break the car in order to save the pup who was already “in distress due to the intense heat,” as one of the firefighters declared.
“Today we rescued a dog called Bertie from the top deck of Waitrose multi story park car in SW by breaking a window to release him. The dog was in distress due to the intense heat within a parked car in direct sunlight with no open windows. Please always keep your pet’s welfare and safety in mind particularly during this hot spell,” The Saffron Walden Fire Station wrote in a Facebook post. “Thankfully Bertie survived to tell the tale! We thank Waitrose staff for their support with trying to help locate the owner and for providing much needed water for Bertie. The incident has been reported to Essex Police.”
With those extremely high temperatures lately, we should all be aware about how dangerous is to leave a dog inside a car. During the hot summer days, the temperature inside of a car could reach 54 degrees Celsius in less than an hour, and that is fatal for any dog. Unfortunately this isn’t the first time when a careless owner leave his dog inside of the car, but let’s hope it would be the last time!