Deputy Rescues Puppy From Hot Car

May 29, 2014

smcso-badge-264x300On May 27, 2014, Lieutenant M. Gardiner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was in the area of the Post Office in Leonardtown, when he heard a dog barking from inside of a vehicle.

Lieutenant Gardiner located the vehicle with an 11 week old Pit Bull puppy inside. The puppy’s owner was located working inside a nearby business. The animal warden responded and took custody of the puppy. The temperature inside the vehicle was 117 degrees at the time the puppy was taken out of the vehicle.

Charges are pending against the owner.

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office believe in responsible pet ownership. Please remember animals are not able to sweat like humans. If they only have overheated air to breathe, animals can collapse, suffer brain damage, and potentially die of heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Even with the windows down, it’s too hot!

If you love your pets, please leave them at home.

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11 Responses to Deputy Rescues Puppy From Hot Car

  1. Dawn on May 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Prison sentence!!!!!! Thanks Officer Gardiner!!!!!

  2. Jessica on May 30, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Where is the puppy now? Will he be up for adoption

  3. Amy on May 30, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Are we able to call the police when we see this? What number should we call?

    • Gill on May 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Always call the police. I would call 911. Personally, I keep a brick in my car on hot days for just this purpose. :0)

  4. LYNSI on May 30, 2014 at 8:03 am

    So thankful they found this pup in time! Leaving your pup in the car is just the same as if you left your child sitting in the car.

  5. lll on May 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I will leave my car running with tha AC on when I have to leave my dog in the car on hot days. Doesn’t happen often but glad that I have a keyless ignition that allows me to leave the car running, lock the doors and take the keys with me.

  6. Anonymous on May 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

    What an idiot! Thank God they saved it before it was too late.

  7. JusticeIsServed on May 31, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    People are sick. You always hear stories like this in the Spring or Summer. If they’re not leaving their pets in a hot vehicle to die, they’re leaving their children in one. Sickening!

  8. Anonymous on May 31, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    It was a pit bull puppy. Best thing for it was to leave it in the car for another hour or two.

    • JusticeIsServed on June 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      No. The best thing would have been to leave you in a gas chamber on your first birthday. Would have made the world a much better place.

      • anonymous on June 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm

        You probably hate dogs because you’re so ugly your mamma had to tie a pork chop around your neck to get them to play with you. Stupid troll.