Dog in Truck Cab on Green Street Sitting Pretty With A/C

Dog in air-conditioned truck cab, June 25, 2014.

Chris Helms

Dog in air-conditioned truck cab, June 25, 2014.

When you see a dog locked in a car in this weather, it’s usually a bad thing. But not this bulldog, who was enjoying the air-conditioned comfort of the driver’s seat of a work truck on Green Street.

The truck’s engines were running and the windows were rolled up, so I surmise the AC was cranking.

But this is high season for dogs-left-in-car deaths. So follow this advice from the JP-based Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Items include that if you do see a dog locked in a car on a hot day:

  • Locate the owner as quickly as possible. If the car is parked at a store, ask a store employee to page the owner.
  • If the owner cannot be found quickly, call the police to free the animal from the car.
  • AlanThinks

    Right, the dog was cool and the truck engine was heating up the planet. Another example of human short-term thinking and long term stupidity. A better and less selfish choice would have been to turn off the engine and take the dog with him.

  • SarahSattin

    Idling engines are awful and dangerous in their own right. Instead of baking in a closed car, that dog was in danger of carbon monoxide poisoning in a closed, running car. Great!