Frantic Dog Begs Stranger To Free Him From Sweltering Car Before Outraged Cop Comes For Owner

by Amy Paige
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It can take only 15 minutes for an animal to sustain brain damage or die from heatstroke — which is exactly why the world needs more people like the Good Samaritan you’re about to meet.

A woman was out walking her dog in Golden, Colorado, when she heard the sound of frantic barks coming from a car nearby. While temperatures climbed to the upper 90s that day, the unnamed woman realized a helpless dog was locked inside the sweltering car.

She pulled out her phone and started recording as the dog stuck its nose out the cracked window, panting and pacing from one side to the other. Her heart, she said, was broken; dogs can’t just “sweat it out” like humans can.

The temperature inside the car was 95 degrees, and she says the dog had been trapped in there for at least 20 minutes.

Minutes after the woman called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Kelly Fosler removed the dog from the car and pulled him to a shaded spot under the trees. Even she was in disbelief, and she waited for the owner to return so she could reprimand him for treating his poor dog this way.

But as you’re about to see, the owner wasn’t exactly receptive to the important warning.

Footage provided by KDVR Denver

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