Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dog trapped in hot car honks horn again — and again

Chocolate Labrador retriever took action to alert owner on 90-degree day

Associated Press
updated 7/13/2010 9:14:22 PM ET

MACUNGIE, Pa. — A veterinarian said a dog trapped in a car on a 90-degree day in eastern Pennsylvania honked the horn until he was rescued. Nancy Soares said the chocolate Labrador was brought to her Macungie Animal Hospital last month after he had been in the car for about an hour.

She said Max's owner had gone shopping and was unloading packages when she returned but forgot that Max was still in the car. She later heard the horn honking and looked outside several times but saw nothing amiss. Finally, she went outside and saw Max sitting in the driver's seat, honking the horn.

Soares said the owner immediately gave Max cold water to drink and wet him down with towels before rushing him to the clinic.

Note from CP Blogger: Please be a responsible pet owner and either leave your dog at home on a hot day or put something valuable near your animal so that you will need to get it and it will remind you to remember him. Dogs die in hot cars more often than most people know.

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