A poor puppy had to bark of its life after it was left alone in a baking hot car by its owner in San Jacinto, California.
The pooch barked as loud as he could in order to get the attention of passers-by earlier this week.
Temperatures were as high as 37 degrees Celsius when the incident happened.
After spotting the little pooch barking from the parked motor, a stranger pulled the dog to safety, rescuing the dog from dying a horrible death.
The man who saved the dog, who did not want to be named, feared that the temperatures inside the car might be higher.
In a post that was made by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, they said that the puppy had stopped moving.
Luckily, the person who pulled the dog out of the car managed to perform a life-saving aid.
Officers responded quickly to the call and placed the dog in the back of an air-conditioned patrol car.
Officers that came to the scene said that the temperatures inside the car were at 55°C.
Yesterday afternoon, a small dog was heard yelping from inside of a vehicle. A passerby immediately became concerned…
The owner of the car was later found and arrested by the police.
The owner of the vehicle, who was not named, was arrested for animal cruelty charges.
The dog was given to the Ramona Humane Society where he was cared for.
A spokesperson for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office warned people about the importance of making sure that their pet animals are not left alone in their vehicles.
In a statement they said:
As a reminder, NEVER leave children or pets alone in a vehicle for even a moment. Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach more than 120°F within minutes, even with the windows partly opened on a cloudy day. Pets, horses and livestock are also susceptible to difficulties from hot weather. Animals do not perspire and rely on panting, wetting down, shade, cool earth and drinking water for cooling. Animals cannot explain their needs, so it is up to people to ensures that their needs are met, especially during periods of extreme or prolonged heat.
Good thing is that the dog survived and is in good care.