A Spanish civil guardsman showed no fear as he frantically broke a window to save a dog that was moments away from perishing after being locked in a hot car.
The dog showed desperation as the guardsman dragged him out of the car and onto the pavement. The guardsman then provided the panting dog with water and attempted to cool him off.
Over 1.1 million people have watched the dramatic rescue. The dog is believed to be in good health, yet the owner of the vehicle now faces charges of animal abuse.
RSPCA inspectors faced numerous emergencies over the weekend with 106 reports of dogs left in hot cars and other high temperature enclosures.
One inspector, Justin Stubbs, described the horrifying experience of witnessing a dog suffer within a vehicle: “When you go home at night, it is hard to put out of your mind that they would have slowly stifled to death, gasping for air. When a dog is left in a car for a prolonged period of time their skin blisters and they suffocate. It’s hard to think of anything worse.”
Inspector Stubbs continued: “No one leaves their dogs in a car to die on purpose. I deal with pets in cars every week as it is not just dogs that are left, and the majority of the time the owners return with attitude. A few apologize, listen to advice, and probably change their way of doing things. Still too many, however, believe their pets are fine, the weather isn’t or wasn’t hot, they insist the RSPCA and onlookers are overreacting. They tell me how the dogs are better looked after than themselves. Then, when we’ve reached the end of the conversation, they get in their car and without exception, every time, they drive off with their windows down and/or air conditioning on.”
Source: Express UK