Dog Suffers Brain Damage After Being Left Inside 50C Degree Car
People have been told time and time again about the dangers of leaving a baby or pet inside a vehicle - regardless of the weather outside.
But police in America have had to deal with a devastating incident in Colorado after coming across a dog stuck inside a boiling hot car.
Officers saw the pooch inside the car parked outside a supermarket and were forced to smash a window in order to rescue it.
According to the Mirror, the temperature inside the car was a whopping 50C degrees.
Because it was left inside the vehicle, it's reported the dog has suffered suspected brain damage and is now in intensive care.
Officer Dave Kornowski told Fox News: "The dog couldn't even bark it was panting so heavy. The mouth was dry, he was lethargic. He couldn't even control himself.
"If you love your animal you wouldn't leave it in the hot car like that."
The owner of the vehicle reportedly came back to the scene and complained when they saw the window had been smashed. The owner then took off in the car before being arrested.
This exact scene was repeated last month in UK as it was suffering a heatwave, however the results were a bit different.
One would-be-good-Samaritan was seemingly a little bit over-zealous and smashed a car window to rescue a trapped pooch - only for it to turn out to be a toy.
Now, in this bizarre situation, the right thing to do would be to hang around for the owner of the car (and toy dog) or at the very least leave a note explaining the situation, but this person did neither and instead scarpered, leaving the motorist with a smashed window and a seat full of broken glass.
The furious motorist took to Facebook group Spotted Weston-super-Mare to share a photo of the smashed window alongside the photo of the toy dog, which admittedly does look very realistic.
The anonymous poster wrote: "I returned to my car after leaving it for 20 minutes to do some shopping to find someone has smashed the back window in as they thought my daughter's plush toy dog was a real dog trapped in the heat.
"How can you be this stupid? Shame on you."
But not everyone who spotted the post agreed with the anonymous car/incredibly realistic-looking toy dog owner, in fact most commented to say they would 'do the same'. Maybe don't leave a toy dog in the backseat on a hot day?
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