Westport Animal Shelter Advocates posted this on Facebook:
Last week at about 6:15 p.m., when the air was still very muggy with the temperature in the high 80’s, a group of diners (and Westport residents) at Sherwood Diner became aware of a large SUV in the parking lot with a small dog inside — and New York plates. The windows were completely shut.
It was determined that the car had been there at least 45 minutes. A call was made to Westport Police, as Westport’s animal control officer was off duty.
Officer Wong Won and another officer (whose name we don’t know) responded quickly. The owner of the car was identified (mid-meal). She became belligerent and defensive, and stated, “this wouldn’t be an issue in Westchester.”
Officer Won responded, “Ma’am, this is Westport. We love our dogs in Westport.”
The dog owner was ticketed, and warned about leaving her dog in a hot car.
Our thanks too to the Westport residents who were advocates for the little dog.
Yes, Officer Won, this is Westport. And we do love our dogs!
(Hat tip: Kendall Gardiner)