Puppy Barked At Top Of Its Lungs Until It Was Saved From 55C Car
Boomer made all the noise he could to try and get the attention of passers-by in San Jacinto, California, on Wednesday where temperates were hitting 37C.
Thanks to his relentless yelping, a bystander became concerned for the pooch after hearing his distressed barks and found him lying motionless and in distress.
In the nick of time, the person managed to save Boomer from the car, which was later found to have internal temperatures of an excruciating 55C.
When officers arrived, Boomer was placed in an air police conditioned car to cool down, which no doubt saved his life.
Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies last noted in a statement that Boomer's owner had been found and arrested for animal cruelty. Meanwhile, Boomer was was given to Ramona Humane Society to be looked after.
The sheriffs department warned in a Facebook post the same day: "As a reminder, NEVER leave children or pets alone in a vehicle for even a moment.
"Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach more than 120°F within minutes, even with the windows partly opened on a cloudy day."
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It continued: "Exposure to such high temperatures can quickly kill a person or pet. A body temperature of just 107°F may cause brain damage or death from heatstroke.
"Pets, horses, and livestock are also susceptible to difficulties from hot weather. Animals do not perspire and rely on panting, wetting down, shade, cool earth, and drinking water for cooling.
"Animals cannot explain their needs, so it is up to people to ensures that their needs are met, especially during periods of extreme or prolonged heat."
We're just glad Boomer is safe and well, but other pets may not be so lucky.
Let this be a warning to everyone: do not leave your pets in the car on warm days!
If you do need some tips on how to keep your dog cool in the coming heatwave, read our guide here.
Featured Image Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Office