Sometimes it’s really difficult to accomplish anything when it’s scorching hot and unbearably humid. When it becomes hot, not everyone has air conditioning to stay cool. Most of us have to make do with basic electric fans and shorts.
Imagine having to live at this temperature with a full fur coat. Is it really that simple?
During the summer, our four-legged pals are the most fragile of us. To stay cool, all they can do is sweat and drink water. It’s easy to understand why we’re usually cautioned not to leave kids in hot automobiles.
So it seems that we need to remind folks once again.
Jason Minson, a Virginia resident, happened to stroll past an extremely hot automobile one weekday, with a very frightened hot dog inside.
It was unclear how long the owner had been gone or when they would return.
The dog had clearly been in there for much too long, according to its panting and frenzied pacing.
Jason is a gardener by day and an Army veteran by night. His workdays aren’t normally this stressful or fascinating. In reality, he’d just learned about the dog in the car when another vehicle almost crashed into it.
When he walked over to check, he was met with the sight of a dog panting for life.
He called 911 for assistance and was assured that the cops were on their way to assist him.
Hopefully, it won’t be too lengthy.
But the dog looked to be having a harder and harder struggle with each passing minute. It was as if a countdown was ticking, and Jason couldn’t simply stand there doing nothing.
He offered the dog some water, which may have helped. It gulped every last drop of water. Then Jason handed it another bottle, and the dog drank it like it hadn’t already had a whole bottle. This was a thirsty (and quite hot) dog.
Help hadn’t arrived yet, and the dog’s health didn’t seem to be improving.
Water appeared to postpone rather than avert the worst, and something had to be done.
The cops warned Jason not to shatter the vehicle windows. He initially had little to quarrel with, but that was many minutes ago. He eventually caved in and busted the glass open after discovering that the dog was very thirsty and not willing to wait any longer.
Jason could finally rest now that the dog was gone.
Sure, smashing up vehicle windows isn’t generally a stress reliever, but this time a life was at stake.
He could now take a breather.
As it turned out, he made the correct decision. The legislation creates a strong argument for busting out automobile windows to help trapped animals. This meant that Jason would not be charged with any crimes.
The same could not be said for the owner of the vehicle and dog, who had left the poor creature inside. The dog was sent to a vet facility for treatment.
Anyway, it would not be returned to its prior owner.
When it’s hot outside, never leave your dogs in the vehicle! That fur coat is considerably hotter than it seems, and panting only goes so far. Don’t sit around waiting for someone to come and shatter your vehicle’s window while you’re away.
In the meantime, please spread the word on how to handle animals ethically in the heat.