“I seriously couldn’t imagine leaving my dog in a car like this,” Mathieu said a few minutes into the exercise. “I can’t wait to get out.”
The video says that dogs’ organs begin to fail by the time a car’s temperature reaches approximately 105 degrees. According to the video, that occurs within four minutes on a 90-degree day.
Mathieu plays professional football in Arizona’s desert climate, but the horrendous heat he experiences in this video is unbearable for any living animal.
“This is ultimately what it feels like to be a dog trapped inside of a car while their owner is probably in the grocery store,” Mathieu said.
Watch Tyrann Mathieu struggle as the car heats in just minutes: