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Hero Workman Smashes Car Window To Save Dogs Dying In Heat

Hero Workman Smashes Car Window To Save Dogs Dying In Heat

We're in the middle of the hottest spell of weather we've seen in decades, so why do people STILL think it's alright to leave dogs trapped inside cars so hot that the heat could kill them?

This week, in Bristol, on the hottest day of the year so far, a group of concerned workmen had to rescue two dogs from the inside of a boiling hot car in a bid to prevent them from dying of heat exhaustion.

The dogs - a Chihuahua and a Staffie-cross - had been left in the car's boot enduring the 27 degree heat for two hours, with no water and not even a window left open for them to breathe in some fresh air.

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The car was found parked at Tower Hill, near the Old Market roundabout in Bristol, just before 1pm (the hottest time of the day) which is when the group of workmen saw the trapped dogs.

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Credit: SWNS

Thankfully, the concerned men smashed the windows of the car using one of their tools, before unlocking the door from the inside and releasing the two suffocating dogs.

When passersby witnessed what was going on, many rushed over with bowls of water to hydrate the poor things.

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This sighting comes after the RSPCA issued a warning regarding animal health in the hot weather conditions when an otherwise fit and healthy dog died due to heat stroke.

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The RSPCA has received hundreds of calls about animals left in cars but it seems people just aren't getting the messages - a recent study found that 44 percent of dog owners have left their pets in the car on a hot day for an average of eight minutes.

Imagine being left in boiling temperatures for eight minutes, all while wearing a fur coat. No thanks.

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"DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS!" Is one message a passerby left on the car in Bristol, continuing: "You have been reported to the police."

Credit: Bristol Post
Credit: Bristol Post

Holly Barber, Dogs Die In Hot Cars campaign manager for the RSPCA, said: "I simply don't understand how people can possibly think it's acceptable to leave a dog inside a parked car when temperatures outside are topping 30 degrees.

"It's absolutely baffling that people who believe they are loving pet owners can even consider this as being acceptable."

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The RSPCA has warned that if you see a dog in a hot car, don't hesitate to call 999.

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Topics: UK News, heatwave, Animals

Megan Walsh

Megan is a freelance journalist and sub-editor with a BAHons degree in Journalism and Communications. Since graduating from London Metropolitan University, she has worked as a sub-editor and writer for Candis Magazine and later contributed to publications such as The Skinny, Creative Tourist and Huffington Post, among others.