Animal Rights

Man Saves Dog Trapped Inside Hot Car (Video)

| by Reve Fisher
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A Canadian man may have possibly saved the life of a dog who was trapped inside a car on a hot day.

In Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada, an unidentified man was recorded using an enormous rock to help a small dog inside a "sweltering" Black BMW on June 11.

Will Costa posted a video of the incident on his Facebook page on June 11; it has been viewed over 610,000 times in four days.

Costa said he believed the Good Samaritan probably saved the animal’s life.

"There was a music festival happening and the announcer mentioned there was a dog in a hot car and for the owner to let the dog out," Costa recalled to The Dodo. "No one came after a while so everyone got together to solve the issue. After the dog was rescued, the owners showed up 50 minutes later."

The man needed to throw the rock a few times before the rear passenger-side window shattered. Onlookers could be heard gasping as he attempted to save the dog, and cheering once the animal was safely outside.

The Good Samaritan commented that the dog was "sweating, he was sweltering." He also estimated that the temperature inside the car was over 110 degrees.

According to the Humane Society, the temperature inside a car can hear up to 116 degrees within an hour when the temperature outside is a mere 72 degrees. The temperature in Grand Bend that day was 86 degrees, as reported by The Dodo.

On the Facebook post, while many commenters applauded the man’s efforts, some believed that destroying the car window was not the best course of action.

"That dog would not be alive if that man didn't make the decision to smash in another person's car windows," wrote Jenny Harrison. "Many of us would think twice about damaging someone else's car and this guy saved a life by caring more about a life than what other people think! We need more people like that around!"

Sources: Will Costa/Facebook, The Dodo, The Humane Society / Photo Credit: Will Costa/Facebook

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