Dog rescued

PUBLISHED: 15:46 28 July 2013

HotSpot Media- Desperate dog set off alarm before police smashed car window in Exmouth - In Pic - The dog is distressed having been pulled from the car - A police officer smashed a window in the blue Chrysler car to free the dog which was in visible distress. It has subsequently recovered. It had been left in the car on Exmouth sea front for at least an hour as temperatures reached 30C outside during the hottest part of the day. The dog, which was muzzled and had not been left water, was yelping and barking to be let out of the car which was parked on the Esplanade, opposite Exmouth Pavilion Onlookers said the dog had been inside for about an hour.“A lady who appeared to be  some sort of animal  warden climbed through the  small smashed window to get the  dog . Which was brave  because  the  dog could have bitten her..SEE HOTSPOT COPY

HotSpot Media- Desperate dog set off alarm before police smashed car window in Exmouth - In Pic - The dog is distressed having been pulled from the car - A police officer smashed a window in the blue Chrysler car to free the dog which was in visible distress. It has subsequently recovered. It had been left in the car on Exmouth sea front for at least an hour as temperatures reached 30C outside during the hottest part of the day. The dog, which was muzzled and had not been left water, was yelping and barking to be let out of the car which was parked on the Esplanade, opposite Exmouth Pavilion Onlookers said the dog had been inside for about an hour.“A lady who appeared to be  some sort of animal  warden climbed through the  small smashed window to get the  dog . Which was brave  because  the  dog could have bitten her..SEE HOTSPOT COPY

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A dog was rescued from a car parked on Exmouth Seafront as temperatures soared to over 30C.

HotSpot Media- Desperate dog set off alarm before police smashed car window in Exmouth - In Pic - The dog having been pulled from the car - A police officer smashed a window in the blue Chrysler car to free the dog which was in visible distress. It has subsequently recovered. It had been left in the car on Exmouth sea front for at least an hour as temperatures reached 30C outside during the hottest part of the day. The dog, which was muzzled and had not been left water, was yelping and barking to be let out of the car which was parked on the Esplanade, opposite Exmouth Pavilion Onlookers said the dog had been inside for about an hour.“A lady who appeared to be  some sort of animal  warden climbed through the  small smashed window to get the  dog . Which was brave  because  the  dog could have bitten her..SEE HOTSPOT COPYHotSpot Media- Desperate dog set off alarm before police smashed car window in Exmouth - In Pic - The dog having been pulled from the car - A police officer smashed a window in the blue Chrysler car to free the dog which was in visible distress. It has subsequently recovered. It had been left in the car on Exmouth sea front for at least an hour as temperatures reached 30C outside during the hottest part of the day. The dog, which was muzzled and had not been left water, was yelping and barking to be let out of the car which was parked on the Esplanade, opposite Exmouth Pavilion Onlookers said the dog had been inside for about an hour.“A lady who appeared to be  some sort of animal  warden climbed through the  small smashed window to get the  dog . Which was brave  because  the  dog could have bitten her..SEE HOTSPOT COPY

Onlookers said the dog was barking in distress and even set off the car alarm in its attempts to escape the vehicle, where it had been for about an hour.

A police officer smashed the back window, and the dog was calmed with wet towels before it was taken out through the window.

East DevonDistrict council’s dog warden was also informed.

An eyewitness said: “The dog was clearly distressed and hard to handle.

“It was clearly traumatised and went out of control. It was shocking.”

A crowd of around 30 people applauded and cheered when the dog was freed safely.

After the rescue, the dog later relaxed and appeared to have no lasting damage. A police spokesman said the RSPCA had been informed about the incident.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “This is an ongoing investigation and as such is would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time.”

In regards to leaving dogs in cars RSPCA advice is: “Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.

“If you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog.

“It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it’s not that warm.”

They added that when it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can soar to 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes.

“Under the Animal Welfare Act you have a legal duty to care for your animal and if you put your animal at risk, you could face prosecution. You would also have to live with the fact that your actions resulted in terrible suffering for your pet.”

If you see a dog in a car on a warm day please call the Police on 999.

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