Cops save ‘distressed’ dog found abandoned in hot van during heatwave

A "distressed" dog was found by police officers trapped in a hot van during the extreme heatwave.

Cops shared the heartbreaking story after they were called to save the abandoned dog who was in the roasting vehicle for an hour.

Members of the public called emergency services on Wednesday when temperatures soared, reports Cambridgeshire Live.

Police officers arrived to rescue the poor dog who was left in the van in Stow Cum Quy, Cambridgeshire.

When officers arrived at the scene the dog was in distress, sweating and drooling profusely.

Taking to Facebook, Cambridgeshire Constabulary shared a photo of the "lovely dog" and the aftermath of the van window, which they had to smash in order to retrieve them from the sweltering car.

The post has been shared around a handful of local groups with almost 150 comments on the original, mainly with people outraged the owners only got "strong words of advice."

One person wrote: "Strong words of advice? What about charging them with animal cruelty or neglect! And removing the poor dog they clearly don't know how to care for."

Another agreed: "They really really should not be allowed to own a dog! Really happy you took the necessary action to save him/her. Shame the dog can’t be taken off them and given to someone more deserving."

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The full post by Cambridgeshire Constabulary reads: "Despite the extremely warm weather yesterday, we had a heart-breaking call to help this lovely dog who had been left in a van for 45 minutes in Stow Cum Quy

"When we attended, it was clear the dog was in distress, sweating and drooling profusely. So we smashed a window to rescue them.

"When the owners arrived (an hour later!) we gave them strong words of advice.

"If you see a dog who has been left in a hot car and in distress, please dial 999."

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