Officers rescue small dogs from 167-degree auto while owner watches movie

Nichole Vega
July 9, 2017

There is an enormous online response to body camera video that shows Georgia police officers rescuing two dogs trapped in a vehicle that was 167 degrees inside.

Police say if you see a dog trapped inside a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately. The dog was suffering from heat stroke.

A Georgia woman faces animal cruelty charges after her two dogs were rescued from a auto that police say had heated up to a whopping 167 degrees.

The Impala was parked in direct sunlight, and even though all the windows were cracked, the inside temperature was 167 degrees.

Emergency responders wasted no time cracking a fire hydrant to cool the dogs off.

The owner has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty.

The Facebook post says, "If you see an animal trapped inside of a hot vehicle call 911 so that a tragedy can be avoided".

One of the pooches behaved aggressively from heat and fear, so the officers removed it with the animal catch pole.

The video shows officers arriving to the scene and checking the temperature inside the vehicle.

Police blurred out the owner in the video they released to the public but CBS46 has learned she is Shaquana Cole from the Macon area.

The first dog taken from the auto was panicked, aggressive and had to be restrained to keep it from biting officers.

Body cam footage of the rescue shared by the Roswell Police Department captured the woman as she returned to her vehicle. Police tell us she would have been taken to jail but she had several young children with her so she was ticketed instead. "I haven't been out", she responded. They were taken into custody by Fulton County Animal Control.

CBS46 has also uncovered Cole only came out of the theater after police stopped all movies and ordered the owner of the auto to step outside.

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