Bodycam footage shows rescue of two dogs in Georgia trapped in sweltering car

Holly Kellum
By Holly Kellum
July 6, 2017USshare
Bodycam footage shows rescue of two dogs in Georgia trapped in sweltering car
A dog rescued from a hot car in Georgia on July 2, 2017 being held by what appears to be his owner in bodycam footage released by the Roswell City Police Department. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police).

Two dogs trapped in a hot car in Georgia for over an hour were rescued by Roswell City police on Sunday, July 2, and bodycam footage captured of their rescue, released on Thursday, July 6.

Police said they received a tip from a passerby who saw the dogs in the car and became alarmed.

In the video, a policeman can be seen taking the temperature of the car, which at one point registers at 167 degrees.

A thermometer reading 167 degrees that a Roswell City police officer in Georgia has just stuck into a car where two dogs had been for over an hour. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police).
A thermometer reading 167 degrees that a Roswell City police officer in Georgia has just stuck into a car where two dogs had been for over an hour. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police).

One of the dogs had a seizure from heatstroke after being removed from the car.

“I think we got here just in time to save these animals’ lives,” the policeman wearing the bodycam says in the video.

One of the dogs became aggressive when police tried to remove it from the car and had to be removed with a catch pole. Hearing the dog in distress, another dog that had been hiding under the front seat to avoid direct sunlight emerged, Roswell police said.

A dog having a seizure after being removed from a hot car in Georgia on July 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police)
A dog having a seizure after being removed from a hot car in Georgia on July 2, 2017. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police)

After they sent an emergency page throughout a local movie theater, the owner came out and  saw Roswell City firefighters trying to cool the dogs off.

Apparently unaware of what had been happening, a woman in the video, who appeared to be the dogs’ owner, asks a fireman what happened to her dog.

“He was left in a hot car,” the fireman responded.

A dog rescued from a hot car in Georgia on July 2, 2017 being held by what appears to be his owner in bodycam footage released by the Roswell City Police Department. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police).
A dog rescued from a hot car in Georgia on July 2, 2017 being held by what appears to be his owner in bodycam footage released by the Roswell City Police Department. (Courtesy of Roswell City Police).

The owner was charged with two counts of animal cruelty.

The dogs were given a clean bill of health and discharged from an animal hospital later that day, but were taken by Fulton County animal control as evidence.

By Holly Kellum for NTD Television

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