Two dogs rescued from the Wrentham Outlet Mall parking lot. The dog on the left was rWrentham Police

Not one, but two dogs were rescued from hot cars at the Wrentham outlet mall this weekend, prompting police to remind dog owners to BE CAREFUL when taking their dogs out and about this summer.

Wrentham Police said they were alerted by a passersby to a dog locked in a hot car Sunday, and used a tool kit to break into the vehicle and save the dog.

As officers worked to retrieve the first dog, another passerby approached and told officers that a second dog was also in a hot car a few rows away.

Eventually, both owners were given citations by animal control officers—and the doggies, some cold water.


“As is always the case, the owners eventually showed up and seemed surprised to learn how fast a car turns into an oven,” a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page read. “A lesson learned, unfortunately at the expense of their pets.”

The interior of the cars were 98 and 135 degrees, police said.

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