The Washington Humane Society (WHS) Field Services Officers have seen it all, and still every day holds never-before-seen situations. Below are a few stories from the field, where our Officers, presented with unique and challenging episodes, had to think fast and creatively to save lives.
June 24 – Jack Russell Survives Being Left in Hot Car
A Humane Law Enforcement Officer and an Animal Care and Control Officer responded to a report of a distressed dog trapped in a gold Dodge Ram with Virginia plates. The temperature outside was approximately 85 degrees. When Officers arrived, all the car windows were sealed. The three-month-old Jack Russell Terrier appeared to be healthy and alert. The owner of the dog arrived and explained to the officers that she had been using the automatic starter to keep the air conditioning running. The owner was issued a verbal warning about the hazards of leaving a dog unattended in a motor vehicle.