Dog Dies After Being Left in Car in Hot Alabama Weather

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 5, 2018
Published: July 5, 2018

Police smashed a car window on July 4 in an effort to save a dog that was trapped in a car parked beside a Walmart in Trussville, Alabama, amid hot weather. The dog died shortly after being taken from the car. This footage was livestreamed to Facebook by Stacy Guthrie who told Storyful that, before she started filming, passersby had tried to smash open the window with a tire iron to get to the visibly-distressed dog. Police arrived, broke the window and took the dog out of the car, placing it on the ground. Civilians are seen the video trying to help by shade the animal and pouring ice and water around it. Despite their efforts, the dog died a short time after being released from the car. Temperatures outside topped 90 degrees in the area on July 4, ABC said. Police were cited by WVTM 13 Digital as saying that surveillance video showed that the car was in the parking lot from around 4 am, but officers did not receive a call about the dog until about 11 am the next day. Police said that they expected the owner of the car to be charged with a crime before the end of the week, ABC reported. Credit: Stacy Guthrie

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