A group of about 50 people gathered around a Mercedes in the parking lot of a Safeway at Lougheed Mall at about 4 p.m. on Friday night, ready to smash a window to rescue a dog trapped inside.
RCMP were called and they later contacted a towing company to release the dog, Cpl. David Chu told Global News.
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The dog was overheated, with a temperature of about 35.6 degrees, according to the SPCA.
The animal was aggressive with police when they tried to take it out of the car.
And it all happened on a day that reached 22 degrees — a “hot” day, according to police.
The SPCA took the dog and are planning to take action against the driver, Chu said.