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Police officer in Florida smashes car window to rescue dog from hot car

Police officer in Florida smashes car window to rescue dog from hot car
Police officer in Florida smashes car window to rescue dog from hot car

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WFLX) – A Florida police officer didn’t hesitate to smash the windows of a vehicle this week to rescue a dog trapped in a hot car.

A body camera video posted on the Bradenton Police Department’s Facebook page shows the officer rescuing the dog on Monday.

“I know, buddy, I’ll get you out. You’re hot,” a police officer named Sergeant Bordin was heard saying to the dog.

According to police, the temperature inside the vehicle was much higher than the 32 degree heat outside that day.

They said it appeared that the dog that was “crying” had been left alone for an extended period of time.

“The car’s engine was not running and the windows were only open one inch,” police said in a Facebook post. “The dog appeared distressed and her owner could not be found. Fearing that she could be seriously injured or killed without intervention, an officer smashed a window.”

In the video, Bordin can be heard telling the dog: “Let’s get out of here.”

The agency said “the poor girl,” seen panting heavily in the video, drank a liter of water before being taken to animal control for examination.

Police said the dog’s owner was later located, but the puppy remains in the care of animal control services while the investigation continues.

Officials also reminded the public that at 32 degrees Celsius, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise to 42 degrees Celsius within 10 minutes and to 50 degrees Celsius within 30 minutes.

Heat warnings were in effect in many areas of Florida this week as heat indices reached values ​​well above triple digits.

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