A lucky bulldog may only be alive today thanks to the quick-thinking actions of a concerned bystander. Robyn Urman, a hairstylist and proud animal-rights advocate, noticed a bulldog sitting alone in the passenger seat of his owner's SUV in downtown Tenafly, New Jersey, on Monday.
Police rescued an English bulldog left in the front seat of an SUV in New Jersey Monday as temperatures climbed into the high 80s.
The windows were up when Robyn Urman, a hairstylist at the Purple Rain Salon in Tenafly, noticed the pup in the black Mercedes truck. Urman, a known animal rights advocate, waited about 10 minutes and then called the police.
A police officer responded and jimmied the front driver's side door, then pulled the bulldog to safety.
"She was a little out of it, a little drunken," said Urman. "We took her out, poured water on her. She was a little stunned."
Authorities said the animal appeared to be otherwise OK.
The dog owner returned to her car about 12 minutes after the rescue, according to the Cliffview Pilot, which first reported the rescue.
"She came out with a bunch of bags from CVS and came to her car and started yelling at me, that she knows me and I'm the crazy dog lady," said Urman.