On Sunday, the Wrentham, Mass., police department issued a stern warning to residents in the area after one of their officers broke into a truck to rescue a dog.
Via Facebook, the police department warned:
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR! Wrentham Police Officer Peter Lown breaks into a truck to rescue a dog left behind at the Wrentham Mall.
The compassionate officer provided the over-heated dog with some of his own water after freeing him from the vehicle. The dog saved by Officer Lown is going to be okay, but another dog died in the same mall parking lot earlier this year.
The department gave pet owners a word of advice:
Even when you crack the window and leave water for the dog, the temperature inside the vehicle rises fast, within minutes. Your dog can become sick and die a lot quicker than you think. Leave the dog at home.
On Friday afternoon, a dog who was left inside of a parked SUV outside of a Harris County, Texas, water park was saved after good Samaritans witnessed his distress and convinced a park employee to reach into the vehicle to unlock the door and free the dog. The owner of that dog was arrested when he finally left the park after it closed.
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