Police were forced to rescue two dogs trapped in a hot car while their owners went shopping.
The black and white dogs were locked in with no water and a window was only slightly opened, officials said.
Staffordshire police officers from Cannock said the dogs were at risk of becoming overheated and dehydrated when they spotted them yesterday, Saturday.
They reached her without damaging the car and took her to a nearby police station.
The two dogs are then featured in photos posted on social media to sit happily in a police vehicle that had fresh air.
The dogs were rescued from the parking lot of the brand new McArthurGlen shopping village in Cannock, Staffs.
The incident was reported to the RSPCA.
On social media, Cannock Police posted, “Another example of dogs being left behind on a hot Cannock day in a vehicle parked at the new point of sale … with no access to water.
“If you want to know how hot it gets in the car with the window open and the engine off, you can try sitting in the car yourself.
“We managed to open the door without damage, and these very hot and thirsty dogs have been taken to the Cannock Police Station in case the owner wants to pick them up.
“It goes without saying that the RSPCA will be informed.”
The million pound mall opened in the village on Monday with dozen of designer brands including Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and BOSS.