This is August. So cars heat up fast, don’t they? Especially in parking lots open to the sun, right? And as you see that is a dog in a hot SUV earlier today. It was taken by a friend at the Redner’s parking lot in Phoenixville. These people who own this Ford SUV should be ashamed of themselves!!!
I wish the people who sent me the photos had taken photos with the license plate showing! This photo and the one below came with the following message:
We went shopping at Phoenixville Redner’s today. I waited in the car while the wife got a few things.
Some jerk left a poodle in a parked car. Driver window was open a couple inches, but the dog was frantic at first, then just laying on the seat panting like hell.
A local cop came through, and I got his attention. He looked, and said “the window is open a little, and it’s a white car, it won’t get hot, besides this is private property, I have no jurisdiction”. The windows were heavily tinted, and too hot to put your hand on.
I was about to break the glass when a young couple (about 6 people gathered by now) said they would go inside and have the manager put the vehicle, license plate, and business name on the P.A. system that their window was about to be broken. A volunteer firefighter had a rescue tool, and said he would give them 5 minutes. A girl with a water bottle squirted water through the cracked window on the dog, and it got up, and got a little.
Don’t know the final outcome. Even through the heavily tinted glass you can see the dog with it’s mouth wide open.
So Redner’s in Phoenixville is in which township? I would like to commend their officer who stopped for showing such caring and concern, wouldn’t you? Do you sense my sarcasm ? If the officer was loath to break a window why couldn’t said officer have gone into the store to check for the irresponsible owner? Wow.
Kudos goes to the volunteer firefighter and others who sprang into action to try to help the dog.
Dogs give us unconditional love and devotion so it is really upsetting when you see stupid human tricks in action.
There is a law being proposed in PA regarding keeping pets out of hot cars. Contact your legislators in PA ASAP about getting it passed!
Carolyn Blackburne 08/05/2015 06:54 PM08/05/2015 07:29 PM
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A new bill proposed in the Pennsylvania legislature is focused on keeping animals out of hot cars.
Farm manager at Greener Pasture’s Animal Shelter, Ryan Jacobs, said leaving a pet inside a car on a hot day can be a matter of life and death. Cats and dogs that are left in cars can die within five to ten minutes on days above 110 degrees.
“We already have laws like this for children, so I think it is important you take your dog out of the car when you go somewhere,” Jacobs said.
If an animal is left unattended in a car for more than five minutes, it can go into heat stroke.
UPDATE: the power of the Internet. Another person sent me a partial plate (missing one letter or digit) and told me that this shopping center is on the edge of Phoenixville Borough and apparently it was an unmarked police car and three police departments can be found on patrol around here (Phoenixville Borough, East Pikeland, and Schulkill Twp). And the static decal in the window is for a company called Unlimited Restoration which has an office in Pottstown.