A spokesperson for the Riverside Police Department has confirmed that officers rescued a 2-month old puppy from inside a parked car late last month.
The temperature inside the vehicle was 133 degrees at the time the rescue took place. An animal control officer told KTLA.com she could hear the animal whimpering as she walked toward the car.
Thankfully, the puppy made it out of the car in time. His temperature was higher than normal, the officer said, but it’s expected he’ll make a full recovery.
The temperature inside a parked car can spike very quickly, especially during the summer months, officers said. They also indicated that there have been countless incidents in which unconscious dogs and puppies have been rescued from parked cars, only to be pronounced brain dead in a matter of hours.
In the recent incident, the puppy’s owner was cited.
Original article: Riverside Police rescue puppy from 133-degree heat inside car