Police break into hot car to rescue two dogs left without water and only a crack in the window while owners went shopping
- Two dogs were rescued from a hot car in Staffordshire by police officers
- They were found in a car with no water and a window slightly open for air
- Officers were allowed access to the vehicle without damaging it to take the dogs
- The force posted on social media to inform the owners of the dogs where they were
Police officers were given access to a hot car this weekend to rescue two dogs in it with no water and only a slightly cracked window for air.
Staffordshire Police officers from Cannock said the dogs were in danger of overheating and dehydration when they saw them yesterday at the McArthurGlen shopping village in Cannock, Staffordshire.
The black and white dogs were locked inside with nothing to drink and only a slightly opened window to help with ventilation.
Staffordshire Police officers were given access to a hot car this weekend to rescue two dogs trapped inside with no water and only a slightly cracked open window for air at the McArthurGlen shopping village in Cannock, Staffordshire
The black and white dogs were locked inside with nothing to drink and only a slightly opened window to help with ventilation
The officers managed to access the vehicle and get to the dogs without damaging the car, taking them to a nearby police station.
Photos posted to social media showed that the two dogs were happily sitting in the back of the police car when they were taken back to the station.
The incident has been reported to the RSPCA.
On social media, Cannock Police said, ‘Another example of dogs being abandoned in Cannock on a hot day in a vehicle parked at the new outlet … without any access to water.
The officers managed to access the vehicle without damaging it to take the dogs away and save the heat
The officers then took the dogs back to their police station and posted them on social media to inform their owners that they were available for pick up.
“ If you want to know how hot it gets in the car with a window burst open and the engine turned off … you can try and get in the car yourself.
“We managed to open the door without damage, and these very hot and thirsty dogs were taken to Cannock Police Station if the owner wanted to pick them up.”
The million-pound outlet opened April 12 with dozens of designer brands, including Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and BOSS in the village.