Crews were able to open the car and get the pups to safety.
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue

DeKalb firefighters rescue 2 puppies locked in hot car

DeKalb County firefighters on Sunday rescued two puppies from a car after their owner accidentally locked themselves out.

“Calls like these too often lack happy endings, and yes the puppies are fine,” DeKalb County Fire Rescue wrote in a post on social media.

The post reminded drivers to always double-check before locking cars to ensure that keys are not left inside. Leaving children or animals in locked, hot cars, the fire department said, can quickly become a life-threatening situation.

The two puppies were rescued from a parking lot at Plaza Fiesta in Chamblee on Sunday afternoon, fire department spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley said. Temperatures on Sunday reached the upper 80s, according to the National Weather Service.

Since the car was accidentally left locked, the driver was not charged, Bentley said.

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