For most of Sunday and nearly all day Monday, a dog named “Sunny,” was left inside of a locked BMW SUV which was parked at the Cedar Hill Condominiums in Raleigh, North Carolina, reported ABC 11 News.
Sunny was left inside of the vehicle, with no cracked windows or water, after his owners, 25-year-old Emmanuel Valladares and 26-year-old Laura Julier Araque, were arrested in the early morning hours on Sunday following a domestic dispute. Unfortunately, the arresting officers were unaware that there was a dog locked away in a car.
Sunny remained trapped in the vehicle until neighbors took notice of his plight. Eventually after multiple neighbors expressed concern to the police department, someone came out to check on Sunny. There was no quick fix for the stranded dog – because it was not hot outside, the authorities refused to break into the vehicle. As time continued to pass, animal control, fire-fighters, the police and even a mechanic, tried to open the SUV without breaking a window.
Finally, the police were able to get the vehicle keys from the incarcerated couple and Sunny was freed…the little dog was sent to a shelter to be cared for. If not for the caring and vigilant neighbors, Sunny might still be locked away in the car.
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