Skegness Police Net PETA Award for Saving Dog Trapped in Hot Car

For Immediate Release:

25 August 2016

Jennifer White +44 (0) 2078376327, ext 222; [email protected]


Officers Freed the Distressed Animal From a Sweltering Vehicle

Skegness, Lincolnshire – Courtesy of PETA, a Compassionate Action Award is on its way to the Skegness Police after two officers freed a dog from a sweltering parked car in Prince George Street on Tuesday. As outdoor temperatures climbed well into the 20s – and the temperature inside the car rapidly rose even higher – police officers were able to open the car without forcing entry in order to rescue the dog, who was quickly given water and a place to cool down. The pup’s guardian arrived later and was given a strong verbal warning about the dangers of leaving dogs unattended in cars on hot days.

“If these police officers hadn’t stepped in, this dog could have died in agony”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Every summer, many dogs face horrific, preventable deaths in hot cars, and that’s why PETA calls on officials and bystanders to act quickly when an animal is left inside a car during hot weather – even if the windows are slightly open.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – joins the Skegness Police in reminding all dog guardians never to leave any animal inside a parked car. On a 26-degree day, the temperature inside a shaded car is roughly 32 degrees, and the inside of a vehicle parked in the sun can reach 70 degrees in a matter of minutes.

The Skegness Police will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan chocolates. For more information, please visit