Man Saves Dog Left Locked in Car During Unbearable Heatwave by Smashing Window With a Sledge Hammer

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A man has been hailed as a “Good Samaritan” after he used a sledgehammer to smash a car window in order to save a dog that was trapped inside during a heatwave.


These adorable creatures are basically the best things on earth. If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, a dog is guaranteed to make you feel better.

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

It’s hard to imagine a life without having a pooch to come home to.

In an age where the internet is so divided, there’s one thing we can all agree on…

How utterly amazing (and adorable) our four-legged friends are.

And this is not okay.

Yet so many irresponsible dog owners continue to leave their poor dogs unattended in hot cars – which puts their pets’ lives at a dangerous risk.

So just imagine how a dog would feel being trapped inside one for a prolonged period of time.  

And irresponsible.

Owners continue to leave their pets in unbearably hot conditions for the sake of their own conveniences…

And how distressed the animals can become.

But, sadly, there are still pet owners out there who insist on locking their animals in scorching hot cars.

August 10th was one of the country’s hottest days of the year, where temperatures soared to ninety-three degrees Fahrenheit. However, despite the heat, Samantha Heaver, a passerby, noticed a Yorkshire Terrier trapped inside a parked car.

And was panting as it sat motionless in the baking car.

The police were called over and a member of the public, who has since been hailed as a hero, approached with a sledgehammer, ready to smash the windows.

And had to hit the window several times before he could break-in.

And the little dog was able to be retrieved.

And was visibly subdued and drowsy.

And subsequently checked over by the vets, where it was deemed he would have no lasting injuries.

And, unbelievably, was only “given advice” by the police officers, according to a Thames Valley Police spokesperson.

For more on the idiocy of some pet owners, keep scrolling…