Police Smash Window to Rescue Dog Left in Hot Car in New Fairfield

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NEW FAIRFIELD, CT – The owner of a dog in New Fairfield left the pup inside a hot car and now has to pay for the replacement of a window and deal with possible violations.

On Monday, at 1:48 pm, New Fairfield police officers responded to a business parking lot, for a report of a dog locked inside of a parked car.

“The temperature at the time was approximately 82 degrees. Upon arrival, officers observed a dog in distress, locked inside a dark-colored car, with its windows rolled up,” police said. “It is unknown how long the dog was left unattended inside of the car. Officers broke a window and moved the dog to an air-conditioned police cruiser, where the dog’s condition improved.”

The New Fairfield Animal Control Officer quickly responded to the scene and took custody of the dog. The investigation by the New Fairfield Animal Control Office remains ongoing. So far, charges have not been filed against the owner.