When Army veteran Michael Hammons spotted a Pomeranian mix trapped in a hot car in Athens, GA with the windows rolled up and no water inside, he knew he had to act fast. Dogs can die quickly under such circumstances, and the clock was ticking on this poor little pooch.
Hammons broke the Mustang's window, then took the dog to a nearby shady spot and gave it some water, where it quickly recovered. Unfortunately, the dog's owner did not appreciate Hammond's act. When she returned from the store a while later, she phoned the police and asked them to arrest Hammond for criminal trespassing.
Georgia law allows bystanders to break a car window to rescue a trapped human in distress, but makes no such provisions for dogs. The Sheriff's deputies reluctantly took Hammond into custody.
Here's hoping someone will step forward to pay Hammond's fines. I can't believe he is being punished for having saved a dog's life!