Wichita officer breaks window to free dog from hot SUV

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police freed a dog from a hot SUV Tuesday afternoon at a Wichita Wal-Mart store. It happened around 3:30 p.m. at the store located at 21st and Maize.

Police said they were contacted by several people concerned for the dog.

When the officer arrived, the dog was panting. Several attempts were made to page the owner of the SUV inside the store. The officer decided to break out the window to free the dog.

“I believe at the time she broke out the window, it was a 110 degrees inside the vehicle,” said Sgt. Niki Woodrow, Wichita Police Department.

Police believe the dog was in the car for about 45 to 50 minutes.

The dog was given water before being taken to a veterinarian to be checked. The dog remains in the animal control.

Meanwhile, the owner of the dog contacted animal control and was cited for animal cruelty.

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