A video showing dogs in distress inside a car at the Wentzville Flea Market has gone viral.
The woman who shot the video says police were called but there was nothing they could do because the windows of the car were open.
It all began on Sunday morning when Kendra Daugherty and her boyfriend were at the Wentzville Flea Market and she said she noticed dogs were in distress inside a hot car with very little water.
“I took their water bowel, dumped it out and put new water in there,” said Daugherty.
When she posted the video on Facebook, it took off.
“My post has gone completely crazy. Almost 300,000 views, multiple shares and comments,” said Daugherty.
The Humane Society says leaving dogs in cars becomes unsafe at 70 degrees.
“Even on a 70-degree day it can get over 100 degrees inside that car in a matter of minutes,” said Dr. Kelly Ryan with the Humane Society of Missouri. “I think dogs for the most part enjoy running errands, they like to come with, they like to be with their people, but I think we need to remember that on those 70-degree says it’s too dangerous.”
The Humane Society hands out free car thermometers for the inside window showing you how hot your car can get and has a 24/7 animal cruelty tip line.
Daugherty says she was at the flea market for four hours. When she left to get more water and came back, the car with the dogs was gone.
She said she is in the process of tracking down the owner and would like him to surrender ownership so the dog can get proper care.
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