Police smash car window to rescue distressed dog

Nottinghamshire Police has issued a warning to dog owners to not leave their animals in hot cars after officers had to smash a window to rescue an unattended pooch.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th July 2016, 3:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:34 pm
Gizmo trapped inside a car so police officers broke the window to rescue the dog.
Gizmo trapped inside a car so police officers broke the window to rescue the dog.

Officers in Bulwell were unable to swiftly locate the owner of the car so took the step of smashing a window of a car on Duke Street to rescue little Gizmo.

The owner of the car has been located and been given strong words of advice on the dangers of keeping dogs in cars on hot days.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Please do not leave dogs in cars – even for a few minutes – as temperatures inside vehicles can rise rapidly, which can make dogs very distressed.

Notts police officer rescuing Gizmo from a hot car.

“When the weather is warm owners should always ensure that your pets have plenty of cool, fresh drinking water available to them.”

More advice on not keeping dogs in hot cars is available: http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/dogsinhotcars.

Gizmo after being rescued
Notts police officer rescuing Gizmo from a hot car.
Gizmo after being rescued