Police officers near Austin rescued an 8-week-old puppy from a locked car in a Wal-Mart parking lot this weekend, according to a report from the Manor Police Department.
A witness called the police after seeing a blonde puppy sitting inside a car that was not running.
When police arrived, they said they could hear the puppy crying and panting. Officers reached through a partially opened sunroof and used a tire iron to hit the unlock button and open the door and remove little Annabelle.
Officers gave water and air-conditioning to the overheated puppy, who they reported to be infested with fleas and had several lesions on her body.
The owner Chandler Bullen, 20, returned to his car from the store and officers asked him why he left the animal.
“I did not want to waste gas,” replied Bullen.
EDWARD R GARCIA