• Jul 2nd 2012 at 12:17PM
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It was a broiling hot day in New Mexico. A dog was in a parked car. One window was cracked just an inch or two.

After watching the dog yelp and paw at the window before curling up on the floor, Susanne Jones knew she had to do something. "I just felt like if I stayed there and watched, I was going to watch the dog die," she later told KOB-TV.

She smashed in a window, and in all likelihood, saved the dog's life.

For that, she got a big thank you from the dog's owner, Cissy King, who did not realize the extent of the danger she had left the pooch in while she escorted her 98-year-old mother to a doctor's appointment.

"The officer asked if I wanted to file a counter complaint," King told KOB, "and I said, 'About what?' He said, 'About the lady who broke your window.' I said, 'Absolutely not, no, I'm sure she did what she felt like she needed to do at the time.'"

A judge dismissed animal welfare charges against King, provided that she takes a pet safety class.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I just had an example of this happen to me Saturday at a local grocery store . I walked to my vehicle after doing some grocery shopping , only to hear a dog barking in a hot grey ford escape with out of state license plates . there was a crowd of people , employees and customers gathered around this persons car .all of them wondering what they should do . it was 92 degrees out and humid , this idiot left one window down about 2 inches with the dog in the very back between the last seat and hatch with no way to get to the window because of all the crap in the back seat . this dog was drooling , foaming at the mouth and vomiting . One person was throwing ice cubes through the window to this dog , one person went inside to give a description of the car and lic. # to the service desk so they could page the owner. and i called the police and gave them a description of the vehicle and plate # and where it could be located in the parking lot . about five minutes later the owner came out of the store and sees everyone standing around his car and insists that he only left the dog alone for five minutes so he could use the bathroom to which he recieved a lesson about animal cruelty from some of the bystanders then to all of our suprise out walks his wife with a full cart of groceries. we all knew he was full of s**t about leaving the dog to bake in the car for only five minutes . i told him the cops were on their way and not to leave until they got there and they hurriedly put their groceries in their vehicle and fled the scene. and to my surprise the cops never showed up. but at least they have your lic. plate # and a description of your vehicle . and i only hope that i you don't do it again. next time i see an example of this kind of cruelty i am going to break out the window and rescue the dog and place the owner under a citizens arrest until the cops show up.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poor little pooch. What torture he must have gone through.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah sounds like she had a pretty good cause to me dude. Wow. www.Planet-Privacy.tk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isnt their what you call a "Good Samaritan Law".Does anyone know which states have it??
      • 3 Years Ago
      what a idiot..How can you not know how hot it is..Why not just leave the poor dog home....
      • 3 Years Ago
      How in the world can you not know that leaving a dog in car during this time of year can be dangerous? What an idiot.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      Good for her......this is what ANYONE should do if they come across a situation like this.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hurray for both of them
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shes a HERO. I keep something in my vehicle just for things like this... And I wouldnt hesitate to do the same thing. Children and Animals die horrible death every year in circumstances like this.. Thank you to this lady.
      • 3 Years Ago
      wonderful lady ~ thank you for saving the dog!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Warning to all. I would not attempt this in the inner city. Could be fatal. Please call the proper authorities.
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