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Officer breaks into truck to rescue dog

Officer breaks into truck to rescue dog

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By: Melissa Randall

A Wrentham Police officer smashed a truck window over the weekend to save a dog from the heat.
The dog was left inside the vehcile at the Wrentham Mall and was found around 5 PM. Officer Peter Lown gave up his own water for the thirsty overheated dog.

Police say the dog is doing fine now, and the owner will not be charged. They are hoping this will be a reminder to people not to leave their pets in a hot vehicle.

A photo of the officer and the dog was posted on the departments FaceBook page with the following:

    Even when you crack the window and leave water for the dog, the temperature inside the vehicle rises fast, within minutes. Your dog can         become sick and die a lot quicker than you think. Leave the dog at home.

Another dog left in a car at the mall several months ago was not as lucky.

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