Little dog was left in “dangerously hot” car on 90-degree day — firefighter saves her life

As summer approaches and temperatures rise, it’s crucial to protect our pets from the sweltering heat, as they are incredibly susceptible to heat stroke.

Unfortunately, many dogs are left in hot cars each year, leading to severe distress or even death. Recently, one little dog was left in a “dangerously hot” car, but her life was thankfully saved just in time.

Last week, the Northwest Volunteer Fire Department in Houston, Texas, responded to a call about a tiny dog left in an abandoned car.

The department described the car as “dangerously hot.” Houston’s weather reportedly reached 90 degrees that day, with the temperature inside the car likely even higher.

“With temperatures soaring, every second counted,” the department shared on Facebook.

Firefighters from the department quickly worked to free the little dog from the car. Photos show the dog eagerly watching from the passenger seat window as they carried out the rescue.

Thankfully, the dog was rescued safely and is now in good hands, according to the department. The department also praised the responding firefighters as “heroes in action.”

It should be common knowledge not to leave a dog in a hot car, but sadly, similar incidents occur every year, sometimes resulting in fatalities. According to PETA, 163 animals died from hot car deaths in 2023, while another 855 were rescued.

The ASPCA warns that leaving a dog in a closed car is very dangerous, even if you crack the windows or park in the shade. Temperatures can rapidly increase from 85 degrees to 120 degrees within just 30 minutes.

Luckily, this little dog was one of the fortunate ones who was saved in the nick of time. All thanks to these brave firefighters who saved the day!

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