Port Authority police officers Ray Lainez and Jason Nielsen of the Newark Liberty International Airport were doing their routine patrol in the parking lot when they saw something terrible. Inside one of the parked cars was a fluffy dog. It was a sweltering day, and they knew that the dog was in big trouble.
Upon closer inspection, their suspicions were right. The dog was struggling to breathe. His thick fur was making it hotter for him. They don’t have any idea how long the dog was trapped inside, but they know that if he stays in there any minute longer, there is a good chance he might die.
Without wasting any time, the two kind cops started looking for a way in. They then saw that the sunroof was a bit open. One of them climbed up and was able to unlock one of the doors. It took them 15 minutes, and finally, the poor pooch was out.
It was apparent that the puppy was dehydrated. He was panting heavily and looked weak. They took him to a nearby animal clinic so he could get immediate medical attention. After getting cooled down, having some water, and taking a rest, the puppy’s condition got stable.
Arrested dog owner
While the dog, which they later learned was named Baxter, was getting treatment, the airport officials started paging the dog’s owner. It took them an hour before the person finally showed up. Officers took him into custody for neglecting his pet and charged him with animal cruelty. Baxter will not be returned to him.
After getting discharged from the clinic, Baxter was taken to the local humane society. He will stay there until his owner’s case has been decided. He will likely be given to a new family. One that would love and treat him better.
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