Labrador Retriever Tips Off Man to Realize He's Driving the Wrong Car

A man in Montana named Vincent Zepeda did what so many of us do. He parked his car on a rainy day, ran into a pizza place to pick up his order, then took off on his way home for a nice relaxing dinner.

Only in this case Zepeda accidentally took an identical car that didn't belong to him and only realized his mistake when he saw a Labrador dog chilling in the back seat.

USA Today quotes Zepeda as saying, "This is why you should not leave a key fob in your car because I got in with my pizza from (Higherground Brewing Co.) and got the (expletive) scared out of me by this dog," he says. "That's not my dog or my car."

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The article hilariously goes on to say, "Zepeda said he taped the incident mostly for his six children to teach them not to leave their key fobs in their vehicles.

"Someone could mistake your car and get in," according to Zepeda. "My mind never went to 'Wow, you just stole someone's car and kidnapped their dog.'"

The poor dog didn't even get pizza after that! Well, that ended well with Zepeda getting into his actual car and making his way home.

What To Do If You See a Dog in a Hot Car

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Don't leave your dog in a car.

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Even though the pup in this case was probably expecting their owner back very quickly, I mean, the keys were still in the car, this summer you may see a dog that has been left alone in a car. Here's what you should do in this case.

Leaving a dog in a locked car is never a good idea, especially in warmer temperatures. The Humane Society explains that when it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes.

If you do see a dog in a locked car, the first thing you should do is try and locate the owner. If the car is parked in parking lot by a business, alert the management to make an announcement and try to locate the owner.

The Humane Society also states that:

If the owner can't be found, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive. In several states, good Samaritans can legally remove animals from cars under certain circumstances, so be sure to know the laws in your area and follow any steps required.

Call your local animal control agency's number and the police department's non-emergency number so you can quickly report the situation, and stay by the car until help arrives.

Please remember, especially as the weather heats up, never leave your dog in a hot car unattended. You could save their life.

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