Birmingham, Alabama (wiatt) — Two dogs and a puppy died of heatstroke after being trapped in a car at a Birmingham petrol station on Tuesday, according to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS).
The GBHS Overtime Animal Control Officer responded to a call from the Birmingham Police Department (BPD) asking for assistance in rescuing the three dogs. The dogs were trapped in hot cars at a gas station near Bush Boulevard.
GBHS said: facebook post BPD said he broke the window to rescue the dog. One dog died indoors, and an adult dog and a puppy were found suffering from “severe heat stroke.” Border Police officers tried to cool the dog with ice and water from a hose at a gas station.
When GBHS arrived, a BPD police officer was sitting by the puppy and working to keep it cool. GBHS animal control officers rushed the rescued dogs to the Steel City Emergency Clinic, where they were treated overnight.
Despite rescue efforts, GBHS confirmed Wednesday morning that not a single dog survived.
“We hope there will be prosecutions,” GBHS Chief Executive Alison Black Cornelius said on Facebook Live Wednesday morning. “They are innocent creatures and all they have is us.”
Cornelius warned pet owners not to take their pets anywhere during this scorching heat.
“GBHS is deeply grateful to Birmingham Police for their prompt response and saving lives,” Cornelius said in a statement. “These two dogs were wailing in pain all the way to the hospital. Our police officers see the worst things humans do to innocent animals.
“Leaving a dog in a car in record heat is a horrific death sentence for animals. We ask the community to pray for the first responders who have to watch this incident every day.”
Cornelius thanked BPD staff and all of the public for their donations, which he said would allow him to continue rescuing dogs and get much-needed medical care.
GBHS is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to an animal cruelty arrest and conviction. All tips are confidential.
BPD has launched an investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Cornelius said if you witness animal abuse, call 205-591-6522 and an animal cruelty officer will be dispatched to the scene.
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