Experts agree that temperature inside cars climb fast especially when you leave the windows shut. Several children and animals already suffered and died due to suffocation and extreme heat inside locked vehicles.
Studies from the Stanford University School of Medicine revealed that temperature as low as 70 degrees on a sunny day hits up to 104 degrees inside in just half an hour and reach 113 degrees in about an hour only. Even on a relatively cool day outside, you may not notice instantly, but it spikes up to the life-threatening level when the sun is out.
Due to this fact, a man from Norfolk, Virginia said he does not regret breaking a window of a parked vehicle to free a dog locked inside. Jason Minson worked in the area when he noticed the window with something moving inside. It all happened on a Tuesday afternoon in the heat of about 80 degrees, and he immediately called the police to ask for help.
He narrated that he saw a black Labrador mix that caught his attention. He felt worried since the police took some time to arrive in the scene and so he decided to take matters into his own hands. He even captured the entire event in a camera to detail what he did.
Minson stated that the dog appears very distressed and panting heavily. Upon freeing the animal, he gave the dog some water before dialing in 911. The operator told him that animal control will arrive shortly. He confirmed their arrival but added that it took more than 20 minutes and the dog already consumed about two bottles of water.
They tried to search for the owner of the dog, but they can’t find him anywhere. Minson believes he did the right thing and said that it is an act of cruelty leaving a living being inside. He owns a Great Dane service dog whom he named Rex.
Dogs depend on us humans to look after them just like a child. If you plan to be a dog owner, you have to step up to those responsibilities, says Minson.
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