Denver-area dog rescued from car after interior temps hit 134 degrees

Published: Apr. 29, 2018 at 1:28 PM MDT
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A Colorado pup is expected to be OK after a couple of good Samaritans and police saved it from a scorching hot car.

With temperatures inside the vehicle well above 130 degrees -- think Death Valley or a Middle Eastern country on a record hot day -- the distressed dog was barking for help. Thankfully, Lakewood police say someone heard it.

As the days continue to heat up, it's important to remember how quickly temperatures can rise inside a car. It doesn't have to be very warm outside for it to get dangerously hot inside.

It's a warm day and much more so inside vehicles. Don't leave your kids and pets inside a parked vehicle!

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Sunday, April 29, 2018

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, it is now legal to break a window to rescue a pet or child as long as you adhere to the following steps:

-You believe the person or animal is in danger.

-You have checked to make sure the door is not unlocked.

-You make an effort to find the owner.

-You contact a local law enforcement agency, fire department, animal control or 911 prior to breaking the window.