TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – Officials rescued a dog left inside of a hot car on Tybee Island over the weekend, according to the Tybee Island Police Department (TIPD).
On June 18, officers responded to 18th Street in reference to a dog inside of an unattended vehicle.
After attempting to open the doors and discovering they were locked, officers requested the fire department to the scene.
Firefighters arrived on 18th Street and attempted to open the vehicle without causing damage but were unsuccessful.
Emergency officials checked the temperature inside the vehicle with a digital thermometer and it returned with a reading of 115°F. At that time, officers shattered the back window and safely removed the dog.
Police said the owners eventually came forward and were cited for animal confinement.
It’s the second weekend in a row TIPD has stepped in on such an incident.
On June 11, an owner was cited with four counts of animal cruelty for reportedly leaving four dogs in locked cages in the bed of a pickup truck.