Video: Cop Makes Woman Sit in the Hot Car Where She’d Left Her Dog


A police officer in Strongsville, Ohio, had a novel approach for dealing with a woman who had left her dog in a hot car with no ventilation: He made her sit in the same car for a few minutes. Of course, the woman claimed that she felt fine, but the cop says she looked uncomfortable. He told the woman that if she left her dog in a hot car again, she’d be cited for it. The video above is from a similar situation in New Mexico last year.

What do you think of this technique for making folks realize what they’re doing to their dogs?

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If the car is too hot for you, then it’s too hot for your dog.
Photo by Phil Monahan

3 thoughts on “Video: Cop Makes Woman Sit in the Hot Car Where She’d Left Her Dog”

  1. He should have made her sit in the care until sweat was dripping off her face. It should be a felony to leave a dog in a hot car.

  2. Good thinking on the Officer’s part! In addition to her experiencing a hot car herself, the dog should be removed from her custody. If she’s callous about doing it once, she will most likely repeat the behavior. I don’t agree that children under the age of 12 should be exposed to the parent’s consequences of sitting in a hot car…..they will understand plenty if the dog is removed from the family.

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