Read the story – the dog was in the car for 5 minutes, something that happens a million times a day in this country with no injury to the animal. Look at the picture the car was parked in the shade and it isn’t even summer yet. Just step back and think about what the automatic kneejerk reaction people are saying – anytime we see a dog in a car with the windows up we are supposed to bust the windows out? Nobody wants to see a dog die in a hot car but don’t let the pendulum swing so far that it becomes illegal to have dogs in cars. Use some common sense, this guy overreacted without exploring any other possibilities or even trying to find the facts and the dog was not in any danger at all.
 May 12, 2015 at 7:31pm
Are you kidding me! 5 minutes. we don’t need to be smashing windows every time we see a dog in a car. Everybody just get a grip. Hasn’t everyone waited in a car for somebody for 5 – 10 minutes. The lady knew her dog was there, knew she would only be a few minutes. I have owned multiple dogs and live in a rural area I have never in my life heard of someone in my community killing thier dog by leaving it in a car. There may be a few idiots but for the most part just leave people alone.
You sound like a typical moron who leaves a dog in the car, windows up for 'five minutes". Some day, you'll come out and Rover will be dead. You are a fool.
Agreed with habana, SIT in that car with the windows up for 5 minutes ass hole
Don't mind the tree-hugging trolls Shakemeawake... There are still SOME level heads about.
I am right there with you!
No one is for mistreating animals! It has though, become rabidly "cool" to be perceived as the most compassionate animal lover alive!
If you are not treating your animals better than you treat your wife, then you are just plain evil and doubtless headed for hell.
Agree Shake. But everyone has to be a hero and get in everybody else's business nowadays. You leave your dog in the car for ANY period of time, and you should be brought up on charges. I certainly don't condone leaving a pet or a baby in a hot car if they're going to be harmed, but use some common sense for just once!
I'm sorry but this IS a serious issue. YOU may not have seen it, but tragically it happens frequently. It's a horrible way to die! LEAVE THE DOG AT HOME!! There's no excuse for bringing an animal with you if you are going anywhere except a joy ride. You don't take them with you when you shop or have appointments. That's a flippin' NO BRAINER! Cripes, people.
"I’m sorry but this IS a serious issue."
Not nearly as serious an issue as school bullying from which each year, over 4000 kids kill themselves to get away from.
But we hardly have any stories about that (maybe one for every 50 so called (often false charges) 'animal abuse' stories).
That is backwards and upside down.
"YOU may not have seen it, but tragically it happens frequently."
Not as frequent as bullying which happens all across the country, millions of times per day.
"It’s a horrible way to die!"
If and that is a BIG IF, the dog is actually in danger of dying.
" LEAVE THE DOG AT HOME!! There’s no excuse for bringing an animal with you if you are going anywhere except a joy ride."
This is the problem. now we are going to have yet more regulations of our personal lives
by big all powerful government telling everyone when they may or may not have a dog in their car.
Maybe we will have to have government issued animal transport papers withot which we will be arrested on false 'cruelty' charges.
"LET ME SEE YOUR PAAAPEEERS, NOW, SWINE!!!"
"You don’t take them with you when you shop or have appointments. That’s a flippin’ NO BRAINER! Cripes, people."
Next, outlawing kids in the car.
Communist total control, that all starts with phony unconstitutional laws 'for the animals'.
Not only cool to be the "hero" who tries to save the dog, but even cooler to post the event on Facebook so the entire world can see who the hero is and what an ass the dog owner is (has happened ...). What a wonderful group of approval-seekers some people have become, willing to destroy property and vilify a stranger to get the big cheer.
I see at least 3-5 dogs per summer either deathly ill or dead from heat stroke when left in a car, so just because you never heard of someone in your community being stupid enough to do such a thing, I guarandamntee you it is happening. Unless you live in Alaska. Then maybe not.
Completely agree, Sakemeawake.
People read a story about a dog dying in a car from the heat, and then they knee-jerk react every time they see a dog left alone in a car.
So Shakes.......what if it had been an infant in a car seat....I dare you to go sit your car on a warm day with the windows up for 5 to 10 minutes...and remember your not covered with hair. The woman didn't even have the decency to crack the windows. I would have pull out my pocket knife and open her rag top for her myself.
The problem is that "five minutes" often extends into 15, 20, half hour, 45 minutes. All it takes is a long line, an incompetent checkout clerk or running into a friend and chatting for "just a few minutes." It's pretty irresponsible to leave an animal - or a small human, for that matter - in a locked car with the windows up for any length of time. Bottom line - don't run errands when you are with your dog or your kid, or plan to use drive-thru lanes whenever possible. That's why they were made.
Read the story - the dog was in the car for 5 minutes, something that happens a million times a day in this country with no injury to the animal. Look at the picture the car was parked in the shade and it isn't even summer yet. Just step back and think about what the automatic kneejerk reaction people are saying - anytime we see a dog in a car with the windows up we are supposed to bust the windows out? Nobody wants to see a dog die in a hot car but don't let the pendulum swing so far that it becomes illegal to have dogs in cars. Use some common sense, this guy overreacted without exploring any other possibilities or even trying to find the facts and the dog was not in any danger at all.
She "said" 5 minutes. Of course she did. Have you ever really seen a dog or child go through being left in a hot car? Do me a favor and shut yourself in your car on a hot day. Just crack the windows and sit there for 15 minutes in the sun.
People! Leave your pets at home if you have to stop anywhere! Your dog can die in a very short time in a hot car and it's a horrific way to die. I've seen it. I was ready to break a window on a car across the street from my house. I could hear the pup inside barking like it's life depended on it. It was over 90º and the windows weren't even cracked! I called Animal Control and they got there before I could get the hammer. They got the idiot and made her open the car. She got a citation and still kept her dog. Poor thing. I've seen this kind of thing before where the dog didn't make it. It happens all the time. Just because you've never seen it doesn't make it a rare occurrence. Every summer hundreds of dogs die in hot cars. So do children. Just don't lock a child or dog inside a car. I know lots of people who will break your window out in a heartbeat.
There are a lot of idiots. Both in rural America and the city. Especially the smaller breeds can be very honorable to extreme heat. I'm sure it was for more than five minutes as well.
 May 4, 2015 at 11:57pm
I think she just torched her career. After the embarrassment of blowing the prosecution and demonstrating her racism along with toting the liberal agenda the town will then be torched but this time it will touch off a national protest. Looting for justice will be seen across the nation by this time next year.
Yep, she better hope this dog hunts. If her overblown prosecution falls flat on it's face, which I think it will, she's done and probably right along with her City Council hubby. The cops in Boston will be laying for her. With her family history, they will regard her as a traitor and a golddigger. Not an enviable position.
 May 4, 2015 at 11:42am
Text book case of why Micheal Moore is a complete moron. If these officers had been unarmed when the bad guys showed up just imagine what whould have happened. – Liberal logic of disarming the cops -completly asinine.
These days you'll catch Hill in the well carpeted, shaggin wagon,.............. Scooby Doo!
The only 'back seat' action she's had involved 'energizer Inc.'
 March 29, 2015 at 11:31am
Only the intolerant left should have the right to boycott and protest intolerance. Religous persons should just lay down and take it because we all know they deserve it anyway for believing in a God. (sic on)
March 28, 2015 at 5:53am
Witness the new extreme left talking points – White people are born racists.
 March 28, 2015 at 5:48am
OOHHH somebody is sensitive about being black .
 March 28, 2015 at 5:30am
National Association for the Advancement of Certain People – NAACP
 March 28, 2015 at 5:28am
So even blacks have to judgd as PC enough to be considered worthy to get help from the NAACP.
Look very closely – she is really James Carville in a wig. Be careful Dems, be very careful.
 March 26, 2015 at 9:25pm
We are tipping into third world politics in our nation, where those in power are untouchable, and the more they realize it, the more they will flaunt it.
March 26, 2015 at 9:01pm
Father – I didn’t see your comments untill I posted mine – you were first.
 March 26, 2015 at 1:31pm
Herman Cain – well that was a waste of a vote. Smart move, just throw your vote away, that will show us all wouldn’t it. It was people like you that gave us Obama – smooth move genius.
 March 26, 2015 at 1:22pm
Are you kidding me? You sound like some kid in mom & dads basement who just came up some new slogan he is proud of that he thinks is profound. “Sin is an imaginary disease” – well lets take a couple of the big ones shall we, how about rape, murder, pedophelia. Tell me Einstein how these things are an imaginary disease. This is just pathetic.
March 26, 2015 at 12:33pm
 March 25, 2015 at 10:56pm
Check back into your 9th grade government class. Obama isn’t passing legislation with the iranian gov. he is just brokering a formal agreement which should be viewed as a treaty and that throws it into a whole new ballpark.