His owner left the windows down so he wouldn't overheat - but being left alone in a vehicle still nearly cost this pup his life.
WARNING: Disturbing image below.
Two officers from the Arkansas City Police Department, in Kansas, had just finished responding to a shoplifting call at a local Walmart this week when they were alerted to a far more urgent matter. In the parking lot out front, a dog was spotted hanging by a leash from the open window of a truck.
It seemed at first that they were too late to save him, but they tried to anyway. And it's a good thing that they did.