Dogs Trust is relieved to hear the story of a young boy who saved a dog who was trapped inside his owners car on a hot day.
With warmer weather on the horizon, Dogs Trust wants to remind everyone that they should never leave their dog in a parked car, even for a few minutes. Even if it seems cool outside, a parked car can become very hot, very quickly and under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog.
If you see a dog in distress in a parked car, please call the Police on 999.
Bradley North was leaving school with his friends when he noticed something concerning — a dog left alone in a hot car, with no windows cracked. North immediately rushed over to him, and was able to get the leash unhooked, saving the dog's life. The dog regained consciousness shortly after being saved, and North waited with him for another 15 minutes before his owner finally returned to the car. It's never very safe to leave a dog in a parked car. When it's 80 degrees outside, a parked car can heat up to 99 degrees inside in only 10 minutes. If you see a dog left alone in a car, there are a few things you can do to help make sure he gets out safely.