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Driver returns to car to find dog-lover smashed window to save daughter’s TOY pooch during heatwave

Furious driver returns to her car to find a well-meaning dog-lover had smashed the window to save daughter’s TOY pooch during heatwave 

  • Driver wrote an anonymous Facebook post about his rage over the siutation 
  • The toy, a Perfect Petzzz dog, is designed to be very lifelike and even ‘breathes’  
  • Post sparked backlash from social media users defending the window-smasher 

A driver was left fuming when he returned to his car to find that a well-meaning dog-lover smashed his window to save his daughter’s toy dog.

An anonymous Facebook post detailed the driver’s anger when they came back to find their car’s window had been smashed to pieces in the recent heatwave which saw temperatures peak at 101.7F (38.7C).

On the Spotted Weston-super-Mare page, the driver wrote: ‘I returned to my car after leaving it for 20 minutes to do some shopping to find someone has smashed the back window in as they thought my daughter’s plush toy dog was a real dog trapped in the heat.

An anonymous Facebook post detailed the driver’s anger when they came back to find their car’s window had been smashed to pieces in the recent heatwave which saw temperatures peak at 101.7F (38.7C). Pictured is the Perfect Petzzz toy dog

‘How can you be this stupid?

‘Shame on you.’

The toy, a Perfect Petzzz dog, is designed to look incredibly realistic and even ‘breathes’ mechanically when turned on.  

The majority of those responding to the driver’s post sided with the window-smasher saying ‘it’s better to be safe than sorry.’

Gemma Greenwood wrote: ‘To be honest I would have done the same thing, that toy dog looks very realistic and would have been an easy mistake to make, and as plenty of other people have said it’s better to be safe than sorry I would rather have had your smashed window on my conscience than your dead dog.’

The majority of those responding to the driver's post sided with the window-smasher saying 'it's better to be safe than sorry'

The majority of those responding to the driver’s post sided with the window-smasher saying ‘it’s better to be safe than sorry’

Roxy Marshall said: ‘I feel for you but that’s probably the worst toy to leave in the car with how hot it’s been.’

While Lynette Picton wrote: ‘It really does look real! Would’ve done the same. 

‘Don’t bring realistic dolls or pets in the car in this hot weather! People see peril and just want to help. 

‘Don’t shout at them.’

Another user parodied the original post and wrote: ‘I returned to my car after leaving it for 20 minutes to do some shopping to find someone has smashed the back window in as I left a realistic looking dog plush toy in the window and it’s the hottest day of the year.

‘How can I be so stupid?

‘Shame on me.’

The RSPCA advises well-meaning passersby who see dogs left on their own in cars to call the police to be advised on what to do

The RSPCA advises well-meaning passersby who see dogs left on their own in cars to call the police to be advised on what to do 

Social media users sided with the window-smasher as many said it would be better to be 'safe than sorry'

Social media users sided with the window-smasher as many said it would be better to be ‘safe than sorry’

The RSPCA’s website warns: ‘Many people still believe that it’s OK to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open or they’re parked in the shade, but the truth is, it’s still a very dangerous situation for the dog.

‘A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn’t feel that warm. 

‘When it’s 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour.’

While it isn’t illegal to leave a pet unattended in a car, the driver could be charged with animal cruelty if the pet becomes unwell or dies. 

If a driver is convicted, they can be jailed for six months and handed an unlimited fine. 

The RSPCA advises well-meaning passersby who see dogs left on their own in cars to call the police to be advised on what to do in the situation.

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