Metro- This video purportedly shows the shocking moment that a dying dog was discovered after his owners left him in a boiling car while they shopped at Ikea.
In the unverified footage, which was posted on LiveLeak, 14-month-old boxer Fidji can be seen desperately panting while a policeman smashes the car window to free the animal from his plight.
And after a bottle of water is thrown over Fidji, he is soon removed from the car.
But he had stayed in the vehicle for an agonising four hours, according to a caption accompanying the video, and died at 8PM the same day from internal bleeding – despite undergoing a three hour operation.
The caption added that the animal belonged to a French family en route to a wedding in Spain – who had stopped off at Ikea to find a wedding gift.
I keep trying to tell people that Ikea is the worst place on earth, yet no one wants to heed my warnings. "But they have great Swedish meatballs", they say. "The furniture is so cheap and reliable", they say. Yeah, well I'll be damned if I will shop at a store that was the accomplice in the death of an innocent dog. You enjoy your 6 hours of putting together a a desk with 7,000 screws after you bury the family dog, and I'll stick to overpaying at Macy's. I'm not letting the owners off the hook here. Leaving your dog in a steaming hot car, especially for 4 hours, is an outrageous display of negligence. In fact, it's almost as outrageous as getting a wedding gift at Ikea. I dare someone to get me a gift that I have to put together myself as my wedding present. I would drive to their house, unload all the parts on their front lawn, defecate in the box and then light it on fire. Trying to create a home and family environment is enough work, without these dog murderers offering up manual labor in the form of a new TV stand.
However, I will blame Ikea for turning what should have been a 30 minute trip into a 4 hour trip. Like what kind of wedding gift could possibly take 4 hours to shop for without furnishing an entire house? Without a doubt this happened on Sunday. Shopping at Ikea on a Sunday is like heading to the mall when it opens on Christmas Eve. You need to head in there like you are going to war or else you end up waiting in line for 4 hours and coming back to man's best friend in a cardiac arrest. Really nailed this one guys. Not only are you terrible wedding guests, but you are terrible at time management. I don't know the customs in Spain, but wouldn't it have been easier to throw a couple of Benjamins in a Hallmark card and call it a day?