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Round of Applause for Rescuers of Dog Trapped in Hot Car

Posted on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:15AM by Andi Godfrey

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A dog was rescued from a car parked near a beach in Exeter as temperatures soared to 30o .

The dog had been left in the parked car for over an hour and had become so agitated in its bid to escape that it had set off the car alarm. A dog warden reported the incident and at 1.15pm on Friday, a policeman broke into the car by smashing the back window.

The dog was so overwrought that it could not be lifted free of the car until it had been calmed down using wet towels.  As the dog was pulled from the car, an group of onlookers applauded and cheered.

The incident has been reported to the RSPCA and the dog, having recovered from his initial frenzy, has had no lasting effects from the trauma.

Recently 3 dogs were rescued from a cage in a 4x4 in Somerset that had been parked in the heat for over an hour.  RSPCA are urging people not to leave their dogs in the car in this weather.

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