Owner Leaves French Bulldog in 107 Degree Car; “Didn’t Know” How Hot Car Would Get
By: Staff Reporter
Niagara Falls Police responded to 1500 block of Military Road on Sunday, August 8th, 2022, around 1630 hours for a report of a small dog locked in a hot vehicle without proper ventilation. The caller stated the dog had been locked in the vehicle for approximately 20 minutes and appeared to be in distress.
Upon arrival, police observed a 2015 gray Toyota 4-Runner parked in the first row of a parking lot, south of the building with both front windows up and the back two down approximately 1 inch. The outer temperature was logged at 87 degrees and the interior of the vehicle was measured by the police infrared heat thermometer and documented at 107.7 degrees.
The dog, a male French Bulldog was in the back seat of the vehicle and was panting heavily and having trouble standing. A few moments later, the animals owner, Mohammad Abdulmumin, exited the store and approached the vehicle where he unlocked the door and gave the animal water. Abdulmumin stated he did not realize how hot the vehicle was and further explained he was a first-time pet owner.
No further information is available.