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Police Smash Into Blazing Hot Cars To Rescue Dogs Locked Inside

Police Smash Into Blazing Hot Cars To Rescue Dogs Locked Inside

It's the hottest day ever recorded in July and people are still leaving their dogs in blazing hot cars.

Yesterday a police officer in Leeds, West Yorkshire, alerted one supermarket shopper to their stranded dog, who was overheating inside their vehicle.

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The pet pooch had been left with the window slightly ajar while the owner shopped at the adjacent Sainsbury's, reports The Sun.

A tannoy announcement was made and the owner was located. Sgt Ian Micklethwaite, from West Yorkshire Police, tweeted: "In the space of less than 10 minutes the dog was starting to pant / overheat. Just don't do it."

According to The Sun, police had to smash their way into another car in Plymouth, Devon, to free a pug, as they advised dog owners not to leave pets in hot vehicles during this week's record-breaking heatwave.

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Now warnings have been issued urging people to take care when it comes to their pets.

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Blue Cross issued a caution explaining that, unlike humans, dogs can't sweat through their skin, so they rely on panting and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose to regulate their body temperature and keep cool.

If anyone suspects that their pet is suffering from heatstroke, they advised people to move their pet to a cool place, preferably with a draught, wet their coat with cool - not freezing - water and contact their vet immediately.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@WYP_SgtIanM

Topics: News, Animals, Dogs

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]