Woman Locked Her Dog In A Hot Car. Police Officer Came Up With A Creative And Fair Punishment!
August 3, 2018 11:18 By Fabiosa
During the summer a lot of effort is put into informing people not to leave children and pets in locked cars. This is very dangerous as a car gets hot under the sun, and those on the inside can get a heat shock and suffocate, since they are unlikely to get out. Even if you are going to be away for a moment, don’t take this risk! There have been far too many unfortunate incidents! Luckily, the story below has a happy ending. It is good that everybody’s safe, but too bad not everybody learned the lesson.
Vincent Kreischer, a police officer from New Mexico, couldn’t stand by when on a sweltering summer day he saw a dog locked in a car on a supermarket parking lot. It was over 90°F, reaching all 114°F inside. When Shelly Nicholas, the car owner, returned to her vehicle the officer decided to teach her a lesson.
For starters the police officer asked the woman why she had left her dog in a locked car. In a callous manner Ms. Nicholas told that she’d been away for only 10 minutes.
While writing her a ticket, the officer suggested that she wait in the car with all doors locked. Since it “wasn’t that hot” for the dog according to the woman! He wanted her to feel what it was like.
Later, Shelly filed a complaint against the officer. In his defense officer Kreischer claimed that it wasn’t an order, but a suggestion.
Anyway, it’s good that everybody is safe.
What to do, if you see a dying pet in a hot car?
1. If a car is on a shopping mall parking lot, write down its plate number, model, and color. Then, at the information desk ask the workers to make an announcement over the intercom.
2. Slightly kick the car’s tire so as to set off the alarm. Maybe, the owner is somewhere nearby.
3. If you decide to break the pet out of the car, be ready to deal with the consequences. In some states there are laws protecting those who break into cars to save animals. Other states only protect law enforcement and animal control officers or some other government employees against the consequences of these actions. And there are states with no laws special for this situation. Familiarize yourself with local laws on this matter in advance.
Dogs and humans thermoregulate in different ways. That’s why they can get a heat shock when their body temperature exceeds 104°F. In this case a dog may lose consciousness and die of respiratory failure.
Whose side are you on: the police officer or Ms. Nicholas? Tell us in the comments. And share the instruction on how to act, if you spotted a pet dying in a locked car.