While her owners basked in the air-conditioned comfort of a shopping mall, this little dog was waiting in a brutally overheated car.
In fact, the temperature in Sacramento, California, was around 91 degrees on Thursday.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, after being called by a concerned passerby, they found the temperature inside the car had surged even more dangerously.
"It was 160 degrees in the car," Chris Harvey of the Sacramento Fire Department tells The Dodo. "We checked it with our thermal imaging camera."