Sacramento, Calif. – Dog locked in hot car rescued by Sacramento Firefighters
Just after 1pm Thursday afternoon; Sacramento Firefighters were dispatched to the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op for reports of a child locked in a vehicle. When fire crews arrived they found the locked SUV parked in front of the business with the family dog, Bella locked inside, panting.
Firefighters utilized their lock-out kit and were able to quickly gain access to the vehicle.
The owner told PSN that her son stayed in the vehicle with Bella while she ran in to get some items in the store. For some reason her son had to run into the store to get his mom, locking the keys in the vehicle with the dog.
The ambient temperature was 88 degrees and the vehicle was parked in direct sunlight; leaving the interior of the vehicle pretty toasty for Bella by the time the call was made and the fire crew could get there and gain access to the vehicle.
The Co-op security guard had some cold water standing by for Bella when the tailgate of the vehicle got popped open. She was lapping it up quite quite quickly.
This situation had a good outcome; but could have turned bad very quickly. It’s a good reminder to us all to be very cautious of leaving pets, children and even elderly folks in the vehicle during the heat. Just as in this case, accidents happen; but the accidents could have deadly consequences.
Support Public Service Journalism
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Learn how you can become a sponsor of Public Safety News. Learn More