ROSWELL, Ga. - The Roswell Police Department posted a video on their Facebook page showing a distressed dog left in a hot car Tuesday.
The department says their officers were called out to a shopping center parking lot and found the dog panting in the backseat of the car. The high for that day was 95 degrees.
Officers on the scene said the temperature inside the car was 150 degrees.
Even though the front window was down, officers say the older dog was getting overheated. Luckily, officers were able to get the dog out.
The dog was cooled off with running water from a hose, and he was provided water to drink. The dog is currently doing well.
The dog’s owner was charged with cruelty to animals.
The police department wants to remind people that the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads. They say to never leave pets inside a hot car and to call 911.