A Perth woman has helped rescued a dog left in a hot car outside a supermarket, and slammed the driver for leaving the pet in the vehicle.
Facebook user Kaz Bam, a resident of Byford in Perth’s southeast, posted a photo of the pooch in the car parked outside a Coles with the window down on Saturday about 11.30am.
She claimed it was 35 degrees outside.
“Dogs die in hot cars,” she wrote.
She and another woman, Kaitlyn Murphy, and a man teamed up to save the dog.
“The gentleman and I got the dog out, the other lady got the dog water,” Ms Murphy explained on Facebook.
“The car was not locked. We gave the dog water and held onto him.”
Ms Murphy said the owner had left the dog in the car to go and buy some dog food.
“The gentleman told him he should be ashamed of himself,” she said.
They reported the incident to the RSPCA. The post was flooded with comments with people furious about the dog being left in a hot car.
“I was waiting for this s*** to happen sometime over the weekend,” someone responded on Facebook.
“I wonder what part of ‘dogs die in hot cars’ these twits don’t comprehend.”
However, some people leapt to the defence of the driver as the dog was pictured in the car with the window down.
“At least they had put their window down and were clearly running in for two seconds if the car was not locked,” one woman wrote.
“I’m sure if we could take our dogs into the shops this person would have but that is not allowed.
“Everyone is always so quick to judge these days!”
Perth battled a 40 degree heatwave over the weekend as the east coast cooled off.
RSPCA warns about dangers of leaving dogs in cars
RSPCA NSW wrote on Facebook on Sunday it can take “only six minutes” for a dog to die in a hot car.
“Temperatures in a car can rise to dangerous levels and can rapidly reach more than double the outside temperature even on mild days,” RSPCA NSW said.
Last week, crew from Lidcombe Fire and Rescue NSW in Sydney’s west rescued a dog from a hot car adding even having the window ajar doesn’t make a difference.
RSPCA WA has been contacted for comment.
Such has been the heat across the country over the past week, a Victorian café owner filmed a raw steak cooking inside a hot car to well done in five hours.
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