On Friday, an off-duty police officer in Clearwater, Fla., rescued a dog who had been locked inside of a vehicle on a warm afternoon.
According to Saturday's Tampa Bay Online, Sgt. Joel Morley was flagged down by a concerned individual who witnessed a dog locked inside of a car near Pier 60.
Sgt. Morley broke out the vehicle's window after observing a distressed dog who had no access to fresh air or water.
The dog, a friendly pit bull named "Power," was thirsty after being freed from the car, but otherwise, okay.
Power's owner returned to the vehicle about an hour after her dog was freed, and admitted that she had left her dog inside of the car for a couple of hours while she was "hanging out."
The woman, 20-year-old Melody E. Dayer, was intoxicated.
Dayer was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and Power was turned over to the SPCA.
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