It is a successful rescue for the municipal police officers of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, near Nice. Alerted by the guards at a shopping center, the police rescued a puppy trapped in a car… in the middle of a heat wave.
The young Staffordshire Bull Terrier was narrowly rescued. He had been suffocating for more than two hours in a locked vehicle parked in the Cap 3000 shopping center in Saint-Laurent-du-Var. In the parking lot the temperature was almost 35 degrees. A witness was concerned about the animal and immediately alerted the security guards, who in turn contacted the municipal police.
When they arrived, the police noted the distress of the puppy, who was choking from the heat. After obtaining permission to break the window from the Cagnes-sur-Mer judicial police officer, the police managed to save the dehydrated animal. The Staffie jumped out of the vehicle and was immediately captured.
“It was about 40 degrees in the car. The dog remained there for at least two hours without water. He was in critical condition. He couldn’t breathe and choked..”
Joseph Segura, the mayor of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, quoted by France Blue
The puppy was returned to its owner, a Niçois, after a firm call to order.