Some people just shouldn't own animals. The 112th precinct in Queens announced via Twitter this weekend that "Officers Geary and Reagan rescued this pup that was left alone in a hot vehicle for over an hour."
According to the Daily News, "A passerby spotted the panting canine in a car on Queens Blvd. and Yellowstone Blvd. in Forest Hills around 3:45 p.m." Police sources tell the News that the officers' supervisor, Sgt. Christopher Bivona, managed "to open the car’s door through the slightly open window."
It was 86 degrees at the time the dog was left in the car—with no water. The ASPCA says, "On an 85º day, it only takes ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102º, even when the windows have been left open an inch or two. Within 30 minutes, the car’s interior can reach 120º. When the temperature outside is a pleasant 70º, the inside of your car may be as much as 20 degrees hotter."
The dog's owner was given a summons and allowed to keep her dog.
Last month, a Manhattan man was arrested for letting his two dogs overheat to death in Dutchess County. And last week, actress Jennifer Beals was confronted after she left her dog in her car for what she claims was only 10 minutes in Vancouver.