Photo Credit: @parkerbranton Twitter

Dog Rescued From Hot Car In Parking Lot at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Even though Walt Disney World is already celebrating the fall with their Halloween festivities, it very much so feels like the summer that it is in the Sunshine State! If you live or are visiting Florida, you should know first and foremost that closing a dog in a car is a horrible idea as the heat can make for devasting results for your dog very quickly. Reports are coming out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ parking lot that earlier this week, a small Maltese dog had to be rescued from a hot car parked in the Park’s parking lot while the owner went in to enjoy time at the Park.

As reported by “On Tuesday (8/10), journalist Parker Branton said on Twitter that Disney parkgoer Jerry Dana French was in a Hollywood Studios parking lot around 5 p.m. on Monday (8/9)  when she heard a dog barking. In a Facebook post that’s not publicly available to view, French wrote that the white Maltese looked like it needed help, according to Branton. French – who called for help and sat in her nearby car to watch – also wrote in the post that she saw an empty bowl in the car and a parking receipt from 11:48 a.m., Branton said on Twitter. “Orange County Sheriffs Office later arrived, and the dog was eventually pulled from the car and immediately given water,” Branton wrote. In one tweet, Branton said that an officer from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department who was on the scene estimated that the dog only had an hour to live at the time of rescue.”

Thankfully, the Reedy Creek Fire Department (who is in the midst of a COVID outbreak) assisted in the rescue and reported that the dog was returned to its owner. To our surprise, currently, no charges have been filed against the dog’s owner. The responses to Branton’s tweet are that of anger and frustration that no charges have been filed yet with statements such as “So, a person knowingly commits neglect and animal abuse and gets away free. Okay.”

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.