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Angry Owner Confronts Hero Who Smashed His Car Window To Rescue Dog

Angry Owner Confronts Hero Who Smashed His Car Window To Rescue Dog

A man has been filmed becoming irate with the strangers that freed his French Bulldog from a hot car, after it had been left along in a car park in Farnham.

People nearby grew concerned and started passing water through the window, which and been left slightly ajar. Eventually a park ranger called the police, having being unsuccessful in tracking down the owner.

After around 40 minutes or so the dog's condition had worsened so much that it had begun to vomit in the car - with thermometers in other vehicles nearby showing that the temperature was above 35C.

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Hollie Marie Evans, who recorded the dog in distress, told Surrey Live: "The temperature was increasing and the dog was showing signs of distress, and he started being sick and his breathing became erratic.

"We broke the window, got the dog out and took him to shade. He was still being sick."

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Credit: BPM

She continued: "We waited for just over four hours in total for the owners to return. They weren't remotely interested in the dog's welfare and were more concerned about the broken window of the car.

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"No thanks was given, just abuse and threatening behaviour."

Hollie and the group of bystanders remained in the car park until the dog owner returned - four hours later. In the footage, one of the owners can't seem to work out why they had become involved, dancing and waving at the camera.

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Hollie said: "We waited for just over four hours in total for the owners to return. They weren't remotely interested in the dog's welfare and were more concerned about the broken window of the car.

"No thanks was given, just abuse and threatening behaviour."

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Credit: BPM
Credit: BPM

The dog was eventually handed back to the owner following advice from the police, who explained the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars.

Waverley Borough Council said: "With the help of concerned members of the public, the dog was retrieved, given water and kept in the shade of the rangers' office."

The RSPCA urges people in a similar situation to get the police involved if needs be, saying: "In an emergency, we may not be able to attend quickly enough, and with no powers of entry, we'd need police assistance at such an incident.

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"Don't be afraid to dial 999, the police will inform us if animal welfare assistance is required."

The RSPCA adds: "If the situation becomes critical for the dog and the police are too far away or unable to attend, many people's instinct will be to break into the car to free the dog.

"If you decide to do this, please be aware that without proper justification, this could be classed as criminal damage and, potentially, you may need to defend your actions in court."

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Topics: UK News, News, UK, Animals, Dogs

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]