Man Finds And Rescues Small Dog From 131-Degree Vehicle

A man was passing by a parked car on a hot, 99-degree day in California when he heard some yelping and barking coming from inside. It was a little dog locked inside and left all alone. The dog was in obvious distress, and the man knew he wouldn’t last much longer in there. So the Good Samaritan did what he had to do to rescue the pup.

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The man removed the dog from the vehicle and watched over him until police could arrive. The deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department put Boomer in their air-conditioned patrol car and used a temperature gauge to find that it was a shocking 131 degrees inside the car his owner had left him in.

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The police were able to locate and arrest the owner and charge them with animal cruelty. Boomer would go on to the Ramona Humane Society to receive necessary care but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to use the incident to remind pet owners that animals should never be left alone in vehicles:

“Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach more than 120 degrees F within minutes, even with the windows partly opened on a cloudy day. Exposure to such high temperatures can quickly kill a person or pet. A body temperature of just 107 degrees F may cause brain damage or death from heatstroke.”