An adorable puppy trapped in a hot car on Tuesday was saved by police in Florida.
The Pensacola Police Department posted an image of the pooch – as well as the broken car window – on Facebook.
Police wrote: ‘Don’t. Just don’t. If you leave your dog in a hot car and that dog is suffering, we will do whatever we have to do to free him. Or her. Doesn’t matter, we like both kinds of dogs.
‘We will drive your pooch to the caring folks at the Escambia County Animal Shelter and we will drop you off with the caring folks at the Escambia County Detention Facility.
‘You will both receive attention, food, and shelter, albeit different kinds. So, don’t.’
According to Accuweather, Tuesday’s temperature in Pensacola reached a high of 91 degrees Fahrenheit.
One commenter on the Facebook post wrote: ‘Who determines if the animal is “suffering”?’
Pensacola police responded, writing: ‘Admittedly, it is a judgement call.
‘If you did this, you would have to be able to articulate the facts that led you to believe the animal was suffering to be held not liable.’
In response to a commenter asking ‘Is the baby ok?’, police wrote: ‘He seems to be. He is recovering at the Animal Shelter.’
Another commenter asked: ‘Any legal repercussions for the person who left a puppy to bake?’
Pensacola police responded: ‘Yes, Esc. Co. Animal Control is handling that portion of the case.’
The puppy was given back to its owner after police issued citations, an Escambia County spokeswoman told WEAR.