UK firefighters save dog trapped in hot car

Bertie the Cockapoo was left unsupervised in a car on the roof of a multi-story carpark.
Bertie the Cockapoo was left unsupervised in a car on the roof of a multi-story carpark. Photo credit: Facebook

Firefighters in the UK have been forced to rescue a dog who was trapped in a hot car with no windows open. 

The rescue comes during a heatwave which has seen temperatures soar to 34°C. 

Bertie the Cockapoo was left unsupervised in a car on the roof of a multi-story carpark in Saffron Walden, Essex. 

The emergency services were called after the mall staff were unable to locate the owner. 

In a post on Facebook, Saffron Walden Fire Station said they had to break the car window to rescue the pup.

"Today we rescued a Cockapoo dog called Bertie from the top deck of Waitrose multi-story car park in SW by breaking a window to release him. The dog was in distress due to the intense heat within a parked car in direct sunlight with no open windows," the post read. 

The rescuers reiterated the importance of not leaving pets or children in cars during hot weather.

"Please always keep your pets welfare and safety in mind, particularly during this hot spell. With the recent high profile incident in Saffron Walden, we are surprised the message is still not getting through when it comes to leaving children and pets in hot vehicles."

"Thankfully Bertie survived to tell the tale! We thank Waitrose staff for their support with trying to help locate the owner and for providing much needed water for Bertie."

The incident has been reported to the police. 

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