VIDEO: Nottinghamshire Police smash car window to rescue pet as officers repeat warning 'dogs die in hot cars'

Nottinghamshire Police have released a dramatic video in a bid to remind people not to leave dogs in hot cars.
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The video shows officers smashing the window of a car to rescue a dog which could be seen in distress inside the locked vehicle.

A force spokesman said: “With soaring temperatures expected in Nottinghamshire this weekend and beyond, if you own a dog please never leave one in a hot car.

“Last year, our officers were called after a black shih tzu was seen barking and panting inside a locked car. The windows were slightly open, but it was not enough to prevent the dog collapsing.

The RSPCA warns dogs can die in hot cars.The RSPCA warns dogs can die in hot cars.
The RSPCA warns dogs can die in hot cars.

“Thankfully we got there just in time and provided a police chauffeur to the vet and he made a full recovery.

“It can take less than 10 minutes for the temperature inside a car to more than double, which could prove fatal to any dog.”

For more information on keeping dogs cool, visit the RSPCA’s dedicated page at