Football Coach Saves Puppy From Hot Car

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Former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer probably saved a puppy's life last week, according to the Daily Mail U.K. A Rottweiler puppy in the back of a van caught Switzer's eye. "I noticed there was a beautiful dog and I saw it was a puppy, so I sat there and watched it," Switzer said.


Although the windows to the van were open, Switzer said he remained concerned because it was an "awful hot" day.

Switzer waited for the dog's owners to return to their vehicle, and then he bought the puppy from them outright. He brought the puppy to a vet for a complete checkup, including rabies and worm shots, as well as a nail trim.

The coach named the puppy Stella and brought her home to take care of her, but only temporarily. With so many dogs of his own already, Switzer couldn't add another to his brood. Instead, he found a good home for the dog with an Oklahoma couple who lost their former house in the Moore tornado.

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mickeyronnie

Coach, you're my hero.

August 12 2013 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
grinch319

Well done, Coach!

August 12 2013 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura

Obviously the owners did not care about the puppy - if they did, they wouldn't have sold him to a total stranger. People think about what you are doing before you get a pet. It can be a lifelong commitment. Animals need lots of love just like people do.

August 12 2013 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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chuckpullium

Hardly a stranger. Kinda thinken most folks know Barry Switzer.

August 12 2013 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura

Obviously the owners did not care about the puppy because if they had they would not have sold him. people - please think about whether you really want a pet. It can be a life time commitment - animals need lots of love just as people do.

August 12 2013 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
goatcars

Thank goodness it wasn\'t a Philadelphia Eagle Coach !!!!! He probably would have watched the puppy die then go high five Vick !!!

August 12 2013 at 3:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
andrewofkcmo

Being in a vehicle with the windows rolled down is no worse than
leaving a pet outdoors - even with shade. Yet, the busy-bodies
have taken it upon themselves to condem those that show love
for their pets and leave it in their car for 5 minutes. Good lord
people- put your energies into real problems and for that "coach"
ming your own dam##d business.

August 12 2013 at 3:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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patrickdgatti

Actually, the metal of the car functions as an oven raising the interior temperature of the car well beyond the outside temperature. This effect is only partly mitigated by open windows. People who have pets should know hoe to take care of them.

August 12 2013 at 3:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
gnobie01

I THEY TRULY LOVED THE DOG THEY WOULD HAVE LEFT IT HOME...I LOVE BREAKING CAR WINDOWS OF THOUGHTLESS DOG OWNERS WHO DO THIS...THERE IS MUCH SATISFACTION IN THE SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLAR CRASH..

August 12 2013 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
whiteilangal

Who is to say they didn't rush out ...buy a new puppy and lock that one in the car...

August 12 2013 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
whiteilangal

who will stop them from doing this to the next dog they buy with the coach's money

August 12 2013 at 2:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
spotboyko

There are stupid laws and good laws if your rescuing a dog or any animal from a HOT locked car there should be no penalty but of course there would be. Humans who leave any animal in a car alone even for a few minutes should not have the animal. No different than leaving a child in a car and we know many do that and when the kid dies everyone cries and the person who left it goes free as a bird. There ought to be penalties for murder because thats what it is.... unfortunately laws are not stiff enough...

August 12 2013 at 2:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Good job coach,,,,,
(to be honest,, the more I know people, the better I like animals)

August 12 2013 at 1:49 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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