Police in Kansas were recorded breaking a puppy out of a hot car after the owner lost her keys.
Scott Poore, who works at the Great Plains SPCA animal shelter, shared a Facebook Live video of the rescue.
“I’ve been here for about 40 minutes and there’s a vehicle with a dog that looks about one to two months old,” Poore says in the clip. “It’s been in the car the entire time” in 90 degree weather, which is around 120 degrees inside the car.
The Merriam Police Department carried out the rescue by breaking open the door of the vehicle. Three officers were called to free the puppy.
“The icing on the cake is that we’re at Home Depot, which allows dogs inside … it’s in a crate in the back seat,” Poole said. “Just unbelievable.”
The shelter seemingly responded to the video and rescue, offering a reminder to pet owners “to please keep your pets at home when the weather is as hot as it is.”
“While it may seem like a good idea to take them on errands with you, a pet can die in a hot car in the minutes it takes you to run inside a business,” the Great Plains SPCA says.