There are way too many cases every summer of dogs being left in hot cars. It's ridiculous and shouldn't be happening. One man felt exactly the same way - and yet was ultimately punished for trying to do the right thing.
Patrick Kennedy, who worked at a mall in Metairie, Louisiana, spotted a puppy in a car in the parking lot, Villalobos Rescue Center posted on its Facebook page. It was 98 degrees outside that day, which means it was much worse inside the car.
With temperatures that high, the inside of the car could have reached 160 degrees, according to the ASPCA. So Kennedy likely knew he had to act fast.
After arguing with mall security, he called 911, and while the details are fuzzy, the puppy was eventually released from the car and his family - who showed up 30 minutes later - was allowed to leave. But according to Villalobos, Kennedy was charged later that day after mall security called the police back, claiming that Kennedy had "bumped" a security guard. Exactly what happened is unclear - that incident isn't on the video -but it appears that Kennedy, who is reportedly a vet with PTSD, is being punished for trying to save a puppy's life.