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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Dogs Left in Cars 911?

I live in a resort area, and even with the record setting heat for days in a row, you will always see some less than intelligent person (s) get out of their car, lock the car doors and head for a nearby shop...yes the windows are down about an inch...
What do you do??? I don't agree with throwing a brick through the window as being advocated on FB right now..but here is what I plan to do next time I see a dog in a car during the summer..

1. I will dial 911
2. I will squeeze the door handle (NOT open it) and hope the car alarm
goes off.

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A car alarm going off does bring people out of the shops to see if their car is okay or at least to turn it off...

By the time you go into a store and talk to the store owner, the store owner makes an announcement, etc., etc., etc....the dog could very well be dead.
By the time 911 gets there the dog could very well be dead...

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Definitely do not throw a brick through the window! I had a woman call the cops on me once when I left my lab in the car for about thirty seconds while I dropped off a library book (and I know exactly how long I was gone because I had my eye on my watch). She was still explaining the problem to the cops when I came back and had to hang up, but still saw fit to harass me verbally (yell and scream at me) as I got into my car. I understood her concern, and while I wish she had waited the thirty seconds before calling the cops, I can't fault her for that. However, harassing me verbally like that was horrible, and if she had thrown a brick through my window I would have called the cops on her.
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I have no patience for morons that do this. I would call the police immediately. No thirty second rule here. How are you supposed to know someone is only gone a second. By the time authorities get there , an hour could be gone. In that time the dog could be dead. Leave your dog at home if you have to leave them. Even with a window fully down it still can get to a hundred degrees in a car. My friend works for the Humane here and he has a temp . gun they use for reading temps. He demonstrated it too me. On a 80 degree day my inside of my truck with window closed was 110 degrees. Thanks for the reminder Flynn.

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Flynn, you have good ideas. I'd call 911 too, but didn't think about touching the car. It has been so oppressively hot, my dogs have been no where and I change the water several times a day and put ice cubes in their food in the evening. Some people either don't have any sense or are just plain dumb.

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Definitely do not throw a brick through the window! I had a woman call the cops on me once when I left my lab in the car for about thirty seconds while I dropped off a library book (and I know exactly how long I was gone because I had my eye on my watch). She was still explaining the problem to the cops when I came back and had to hang up, but still saw fit to harass me verbally (yell and scream at me) as I got into my car. I understood her concern, and while I wish she had waited the thirty seconds before calling the cops, I can't fault her for that. However, harassing me verbally like that was horrible, and if she had thrown a brick through my window I would have called the cops on her.
Did you have the air on and the car running? In most states it is agains the law period...if the cops got there you were away from the car longer than 30 seconds..and nowdays you are just lucky someone did not break the window..doubt you would have any claim whatsoever.. If you had the air on and the car was running, not sure about that
Besides libraries here have drop boxes...no excuse, sorry!!!

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Flynn, you have good ideas. I'd call 911 too, but didn't think about touching the car. It has been so oppressively hot, my dogs have been no where and I change the water several times a day and put ice cubes in their food in the evening. Some people either don't have any sense or are just plain dumb.
Yes Becky, if you can make the alarm go off it will bring everyone out to see what is going on and then you have witnesses also, if the owner is no among those who appear...then the owner looks very irresponsible to everyone else too..good lesson..
Now I would call the cops and set off the alarm, even if the car was running and the air on...just happens to fast..

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Here is an answer I love to my FB post from Allen F. Hainge, a friend in Virginia, I love his last lines and wanted to share....
Allen wrote: "I'm pretty sure that no law enforcement agency would prosecute if one decided to break the window and save the pup. The owner would be upset for sure, but, as my ol' Pappy used to say: "Never try to teach a pig to sing...it wastes your time and annoys hell out of the pig!""

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There are times when I run into stores to grab a quick something. I only do this in safe places. I will leave the car running with air on or in the winter heat on. I also lock the car. I keep a spare key in my purse. I am so happy my car allows me to do this.

One time I ran into a store to make a return. I timed myself and I was literally in there for 6 minutes. It was a hot day, but my sun roof was open and the windows about 3 inches down. I was parked in the shade and it was a windy day. When I came out a guy drove by and yelled, ANIMAL CRUELTY! I was kind of mad at him, but I'm so glad people now have the balls to say something. I actually wish he would have approached me because what he didn't know was..... all 3 of my dogs were soaking wet!!! They just went swimming, so I knew they were ok. If he took the time to actually look into my car he would have seen they were not even panting. They were all just sitting in their car seats content as could be! Anyway, I would rather someone blow the whistle on me than not Better to be safe than sorry!





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We all know you a good dog mom Linda. Just don't keep them too long, they might get pissed off and decide to drive off on ya.

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We all know you a good dog mom Linda. Just don't keep them too long, they might get pissed off and decide to drive off on ya.
Ha! Not worried about them driving off...they don't have thumbs


I do worry about them opening the windows, so I put the child locks on.

I also worry about someone stealing my car, so I never do this at night and I always part out front.





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