The other day, Zoey Thornton was visiting a local grocery store with her mom when they noticed people gathering around a car parked in the lot out front. They soon learned that a dog was trapped inside, panting in the heat.
Store employees were alerted, but after a half hour passed without the dog’s owners being found, Thornton called the police for help. But with time to save the dog running out, a Good Samaritan stepped forward.
Thornton recorded a video of what happened next:
“The man that stepped up was very brave to do what he did to get the dog out,” said Thornton. “I was very happy and relieved he got her out before anything more serious happened.”
Fortunately, the puppy was rescued just in time.
The police did eventually arrive and, according to Thornton, seemed to have no issue with the Good Samaritan’s actions. When the dog’s owners returned, the police issued them a warning.
“I just hope they’ve learnt a lesson and don’t do it again,” said Thornton.
Sadly, still too many people leave their dogs in cars not realizing that temperatures inside can quickly rise to deadly levels, even if the day outside feels mild. Thornton hopes what she witnessed that day will serve as an important reminder:
“I posted the video so people would understand it’s not OK.”
Source: The Dodo