Alex Soper of Jackson, Michigan is facing criminal charges for breaking a car window to rescue a Golden Retriever puppy left trapped inside, windows all the way rolled up, while his owners shopped at an area mall.
Soper told WLNS TV that he didn’t think twice before breaking into the car when another shopper asked for his help. He explained that the other shopper attempted to find the car’s owner and called police, but after half an hour with no luck or police assistance, the dog began showing signs of overheating. That’s when Alex took matters into his own hands.
At about 90-degrees outside, temperatures inside the car could well have been over 100, hot enough to kill the dog in a matter of minutes.
In Jackson, while it is illegal to leave a dog in a hot car, breaking into a vehicle is also a crime. So, unless the prosecutor decides otherwise, Soper will be charged.
Still, this hero says he would do the same thing all over again if it meant saving a dog’s life.