Lost Dog "Would Have Died" After Somebody Put Him In "Some Random Car" That Reached 140º F

Dianna Carney

Local animal control officer "Eddy" made a Facebook post on Sunday, July 17th asking the resident of Duxbury to not put stray or lost dogs in "some random car on the street that you found the dog". This plea to the public comes after he was called to save a dog who had been left in an unattended car. Temperatures inside the vehicle reportedly reached 140 degrees at the time of the rescue.

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The post, which was published in a private Facebook group for residents of the small seaside community, states "the dog had been in the car for several hours and was overheated" by the time the dog was rescued from the car. The owners of the vehicle called the police and animal control after they noticed a "random dog was in their car". Officier Eddy commended the couple who called him, saying "If it wasn't for the owners of the car this dog would have died in the car."

The post assures the public that the owners of the dog have been found, and they are bringing her to the vet to have her looked at. There was also reported damage to the interior of the vehicle indicating the dog was trying to get out of the hot car.

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, "every year hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles." The temperature inside your car can rise 20º F in just 10 minutes. Within an hour temperatures can go as high as 40 degrees higher than the outside, and studies show that cracking the windows makes no difference.

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