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Dog locked in SUV while owner visits Texas water park on sweltering afternoon

Labrador retriever was locked in hot car/NOT the dog from this story

According to Click 2 Houston News, a dog who was locked inside of a vehicle in Harris County, Texas, when the outside temperature was in the 90s, was saved after a good Samaritan took action.

On Friday afternoon, when Xochitl Dalton parked at a family waterpark, she noticed that an over-heated yellow Labrador retriever was locked inside of an SUV next to hers. Dalton phoned the police and took a photo which she uploaded to Facebook; she described the response from those who viewed her photo:

I posted a picture of the dog to several Facebook groups. I was amazed at how many people were wanting to rescue this dog.

It did not take long for people to express their intent and desire to smash out the vehicle's windows to save the dog who was suffering inside. Soon, there was enough attention directed at the disturbing situation to prompt a park employee to squeeze an arm through the cracked window to open the vehicle's door.

When police arrived, they noted that the dog was on the verge of collapse after the hours long ordeal.

The owner of the car and dog was finally identified and arrested after the park closed later that night - the unidentified person was booked into jail on a charge of animal cruelty.

The dog survived and was taken into the custody of the Harris County Constable Pct. 1 Office.

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