Police smash car window to rescue distressed dog

Police officers had to smash the window of a car in Bulwell last week after Gizmo was left inside.
Police officers had to smash the window of a car in Bulwell last week after Gizmo was left inside.

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.

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.

Notts police officer rescuing Gizmo from a hot car.

Notts police officer rescuing Gizmo from a hot car.

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.

“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

Gizmo after being rescued