Colorado Springs firefighters rescue puppy from hot car

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 17:36:23-04

Colorado Springs firefighters rescued a 4-month-old pit bull puppy that was trapped inside a hot car in downtown Colorado Springs Friday.

A post from the department’s Twitter account showed firefighters giving the little guy water after they pulled the dog out. They didn’t say how long they thought the dog was left in the vehicle.

As temperatures reach the nineties and triple digits in our area, be mindful not to leave kids or puppies in the car. 

Breaking into a vehicle to save a child or animal is now legal, but there are several important steps you should take before doing it.

First, make sure the vehicle is actually locked and you can’t get in. Next, you have to try and make contact with the car’s owner. If you can’t get a hold of them you must call police. Only after these steps can you break in. 

It’s not easy to break a car window especially without the proper tools. One common tool you can use is a hammer, but make sure to hit the outer corners of the window. 

After you break the window. You have to stick around and wait for officers.