“Don’t. Just don’t.” That’s the message Florida police officers had for people thinking about leaving their pets in hot cars.
Their warning came directly after they rescued a very young puppy left in a hot car in Pensacola, Florida. As the temperature soared to 91 degrees, officers smashed the car window to free the puppy.
Police issued citations to the dog owner but returned the puppy to them because of its age.
“It was still with its mother and we determined that the best thing for it was to be with its mother,” Joy Tsubooka, a spokesperson for Escambia County told Channel 3 News.
Pensacola Police posted their stern message on Facebook and warned that such negligence could wind them up in jail.
“If you leave your dog in a hot car and that dog is suffering, we will do whatever we have to do to free him. Or her. Doesn’t matter, we like both kinds of dogs,” they wrote.
“We will drive your pooch to the caring folks at the Escambia County Animal Shelter and we will drop you off with the caring folks at the Escambia County Detention Facility,” they added. “You will both receive attention, food, and shelter, albeit different kinds. So, don’t.”
Please share their important message with your friends.