Dog Left In Hot Car Parked At Disney World While Owner Visited Theme Park

Published: August 15, 2021 at 06:45 PM Author: Penny Eims



A small dog in Florida was saved from a miserable death from heat stroke thanks to an alert passerby, and the police. The dog, a Maltese, was left inside of a locked vehicle in a parking lot at Disney World. ABC Journalist Parker Branton Tweeted about the rescue effort on August 10:

“A Hollywood Studios park guest says she heard a bark coming from a car just before 5 Monday afternoon. ‘She looked right up into my eyes and said help.’ Looking around I saw an empty bowl and a parking receipt for 11:48 am!”

The good Samaritan, Jerry Dana French, was able to get the police to the vehicle, and the officer who removed the dog estimated that it had an hour or less to live.

The owner was eventually located inside of the theme park – as reported by People, police returned the dog to the owner, whose name was not released. Surprisingly, the person who left the dog inside of the vehicle did not get charged.

(Screenshot of dog via Twitter)


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De'bora shepherd
De'bora shepherd
3 months ago

Why was the dog allowed to go with them they should have been charged if it was a human baby they would have been charged with neglect.

Allison T Anderson
Allison T Anderson
3 months ago

One would hope they would. Does life even matter to some people?

Tammy Lynn Williams
Tammy Lynn Williams
3 months ago

This person should be arrested for felony animal cruelty charges and banned from Disney!! So disappointed in the law enforcement.

Monica Koski
Monica Koski
3 months ago

So wrong…it is like this irresponsible and STUPID owner had a death wish for this poor pup! Nobody can claim ignorance about this issue of leaving a dog in a hot care to bake, if they have any common sense @ all….plus there are so many PSAs and news coverage every year warning people of the consequences! I can not believe the dog was returned to the careless owner, and the owner not charged with animal cruelty and abuse, which should have been what happened. It is only because of a good Samaritan’s actions that this dog did not suffer a slow, painful death of being cooked alive!

Nancy Aldrich
Nancy Aldrich
3 months ago

I have personally filed complaints on the sheriff’s website, and another review site. How, in God’s name, could they have possibly returned this poor baby to the POS owner and not filed charges??? It completely astounds me!!!

Ruth Tekell
Ruth Tekell
3 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Aldrich

Thank you for filing a complaint! Have they responded to you?

Cheryl Maloney
Cheryl Maloney
3 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Aldrich

Thank you for filling a complain. I’m sickened this pos was not charged. These chips are worthless.

Cheryl Maloney
Cheryl Maloney
3 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Aldrich

Thank you for filing a complaint. I’m sickened this pos wasn’t charged. These cops are worthless.

Maria
Maria
3 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Aldrich

What website is it you used? I would like to file a complaint as well. This is beyond reckless to give back that poor animal to such a gargantuan idiot! This will happen again because the owner is a gargantuan idiot!

Angel Schiano
Angel Schiano
3 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Aldrich

I filed one as well. I am furious at the sheriffs over this…what, they didn’t want to be bothered with the paperwork?

Allison T Anderson
Allison T Anderson
3 months ago

Why in the world did these horrible owners get their dog back? What’s wrong with our country that so many people think it’s ok to abuse, neglect, animals!

Gemini ♊
Gemini ♊
2 months ago

It’s ridiculous

Last edited 2 months ago by Gemini ♊
Jan
Jan
3 months ago

This is exactly why animal cruelty is rampant in Florida. Authorities do not take it seriously. It’s time for law enforcement, judges, DAs and prosecutors to DO THEIR JOBS–arrest, charge, maximum jail time and fines, and no plea bargains.
This woman should have been charged with animal cruelty and the taken away from her. The police failed this dog and basically said it’s OK to practically kill an animal.

Faye Marion
Faye Marion
3 months ago
Reply to  Jan

Totally assinine pet owner! Definitely the poor dog should have been taken away. I think some. people have no brains.

Desi Shargot
Desi Shargot
3 months ago

Call and email your state and federal representatives and demand meaningful and enforceable animal cruelty laws!
HSLF.org/humanescorecard

Susan Grabowski
Susan Grabowski
3 months ago

Why would this dog be returned to an owner with such disregard for its life??? 🤦🏻‍♀️

Tucker Thomas
Tucker Thomas
3 months ago

WHAAAAAAAAAT THE **ll?!?!?! SAVE THIS DOG!! WHY THE H*LL WAS THIS SWEET DOG GIVEN BACK TO THESE PEOPLE?!?!?! WAS IN THE CAR OVER 5 HRS. ALONE AND THE COP SAID ONE MORE HR. AND THE DOG WOULD HAVE DIED! THIS NEEDS TO GO TO COURT AGAIN!!

Sandra Bell
Sandra Bell
3 months ago

There are no appropriate consequences, and often no punishment whatsoever, for animal abuse and death. As long as the perpetrators receive nothing more than a tiny slap on the wrist for these crimes, abuse will continue indefinitely. Let us all take the time to write and demand our legislators to wake up an evolve. That little dog, having been locked in the car for over five hours, should have righteously been confiscated and the horrid people should have been prohibited from ever having another animal. Case closed!

VixenMinxJade
VixenMinxJade
3 months ago

ummm r u serious? please someone tell me theres a petition to remove this dog from this dumb cunt & have charges filed against her. This story is not acceptable.

Melinda
Melinda
3 months ago
Reply to  VixenMinxJade

Good point, but classy language should prevail.

Nancy Rothe
Nancy Rothe
3 months ago

I don’t understand why the dog was returned to the owner.

Brenda Shephard
Brenda Shephard
3 months ago

They should not have given that poor dog back.

Roseann cerullo
Roseann cerullo
3 months ago

How could they not charge the owner of this dog with a crime. They are just going to to do again. That poor dog was suffering and would have died. How disgusting of the police.

Sylvia S.
Sylvia S.
3 months ago

Unbelievable that this innocent Maltese pup was returned to its owner who wasn’t charged for negligence, cruelty or abuse! “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” -Schopenhauer

Sheila Sartin
Sheila Sartin
2 months ago
Reply to  Sylvia S.

This is totally unbelievable!!This poor baby deserves better.The owner has no right to have this precious baby back.The only reason he didn’t die was because of the person who contacted the police.

Rita Pachitu
Rita Pachitu
3 months ago

Why the hell weren’t they given criminal charges! And why the hell did they give the dog back to them!

Conny Sijben
Conny Sijben
3 months ago

This is why Its so important to have a worldwide animal rights and protection law. As long as there is no animal rights and protecting law worldwide humans should be deeply ashamed of themselfs for not helping the animals. Humans who treat animals like garbage and treat them like crap don”t deserve the light of day themselfs even don”t deserve to be called human. Humanity starts with caring for ,saving and protecting the most innocent creatures on the planet.

Cheryl Maloney
Cheryl Maloney
3 months ago

These worthless cops didn’t charge this pos what a shocker, the fact they’d have paperwork outweighed doing their jobs. Without punishments this kind of abuse and neglect will continue. The cops in this case are as despicable as the monster who did this to this precious pup.

Brigitte St Jean
Brigitte St Jean
3 months ago

I would not have return the dog to it’s owner but I would have put the owner in the car and let him feel the heat. This person should not be able to own a dog again !! The officer should be fired.

Last edited 3 months ago by Brigitte St Jean
Susan
Susan
3 months ago

Why was the person not arrested? Why was the dog given back? What is wrong with the police???

Diana G. Sharp
Diana G. Sharp
3 months ago

Yes, they should have definitely been charged, how will these idiots ever learn!! Leaving a dog for so long, disgusting and horrible.

Rita Leone
Rita Leone
3 months ago

No Way should this person get his or her dog back! WHY? so next time they can kill the poor baby…This is blantant animal abuse and should not have given the dog back to owner and further, cite the owner for Animal Abuse! PERIOD!!

Amy Gibson
Amy Gibson
3 months ago

Why the hell was the dog given back to the owner??!!!!!! Where are the laws for the animals?!!! Was this not cruelty?!!!! How can anyone do this and feel its ok….Everyday you see where animals are left to die or abused and law enforcement are trying to find the people who did these unthinkable acts and here you have the “MONSTER” in plain site and they give back the dog to them. What the heck….do you think they are just going to leave there take the little thing home and love it and take care of it???!!!!!

Anna Ramage
Anna Ramage
3 months ago

Do a petition, the cops know this person’s name, we want this person charged with a crime and the dog taken from him/her

Gail Davison
Gail Davison
3 months ago

Lock the owner in the car and leave them to die !

Donna L
Donna L
3 months ago

This is INEXCUSABLE! Why would you give that dog back to its abusive owners?

Karen Fitzgrald
Karen Fitzgrald
3 months ago

This is a case of clear neglect and the owners should have been charged

Anne Baker
Anne Baker
3 months ago

They have a kennel on property! With AC
Dog should be taken from heartless idiots

Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez
3 months ago

Oh my heck, the owner should have went to jail for this! The person is obviously an animal abuser who doesn’t care about their pet.

Tami fort
Tami fort
3 months ago

They should not have gotten their dog back. Clearly, they don’t know how to take care of it!

Robyn Reichert
Robyn Reichert
3 months ago

PLEASE post on Orange County Sheriff’s Social Media to express your dismay with this outcome. @OrangeCoSheriff They need to set an example, these people will inevitably do it again, to leave a dog almost dead, so they can go to an amusement park, unreal! THEY do not care about animals, not do they deserve to have them!

BB N NFM
BB N NFM
3 months ago

Law enforcement is just as responsible as the owner, if anything happens to the dog in the future,!!!!
SHAME ON EVERY HUMAN INVOLVED!!!

ming lau
ming lau
3 months ago

why wasn’t he charged how in the hell they do there jibs down there that dog nearly died

an they say its fine dont do that again bs bs he should be charged

Brigitte FARMER
Brigitte FARMER
3 months ago

Unbelievable!!!

David Deeds
David Deeds
3 months ago

WTF why didn’t they file criminal charges against this a-hole. Also they returned the pup back to the pos owner. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Billy Criswel
Billy Criswel
3 months ago

Great rescue but horrible followup. The owner should NEVER have been allowed to leave with the dog, without at the very least being cited for animal cruelty. Now they’ll probably just do it again since they weren’t punished.

Cheryl
Cheryl
3 months ago

Seriously why was the pup returned to the woman, this is only one reason why animal abuse continues! This was common sense people!

Lea
Lea
3 months ago

He she should get charged animal abuse and neglect!!

Lea
Lea
3 months ago

WHY YOU TAVE THE POOR DOG BACK???? Irresponsible people

Colleen
Colleen
3 months ago

DID NOT GET CHARGED??!! Incredible! And wrong. People just don’t take this seriously and apparently neither did that officer. I pray that little dog will be ok with this family.

Angel Schiano
Angel Schiano
3 months ago

Why would they release that poor animal to its owner?! That’s absurd! The owner should have been charged and the animal brought it a rescue to be rehomed. Shame on the police!

Michele B
Michele B
3 months ago

Free to do it again. SO WRONG

Marianne Fischer
Marianne Fischer
3 months ago

So wrong to give the dog back to the owner 🤬

Rebecca Harman
Rebecca Harman
3 months ago

I’m surprised and disappointed Disney did nothing to this park guest. They should have been banned from all Disney parks for life, at a minimum.

Melody Resnik
Melody Resnik
3 months ago

Disney has a dog park! They should of been charged with animal neglect. Stupid ass cops. August 10th that car inside was well over 120 degrees!

Melinda
Melinda
3 months ago

It’s Florida. What else did you expect?

triman
triman
3 months ago

No charges!? If it were a child would there be charges?! If the ‘owners’ are that stupid then they should be prohibited from owning a dog. Most likely brainless immigrants.

debi
debi
3 months ago

why was he not charged he left a poor defenceless amaimal in a hot hot car put him in there ans see how well that he likes it cruel people

Karen
Karen
3 months ago

Returned to the owner what is wrong with the authorities that returned that poor baby to these so called humans & no fine or punishment 😡😡😡😡

Sandra Damit
Sandra Damit
3 months ago

I’m sorry I would of taken the dog away from the person who was stupid enough to leave the poor dog in the csr while he/she having fun the park. I’m glad the dog survived but I don’t understand why the person was charged with animal cruelty?

HEATHER White
HEATHER White
3 months ago

Why the hell wasn’t the owner charged