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Posted on: August 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Leave Your Pets Home During Hot Weather

Leave your pets at home when its hot out

If you love your pets, leave them at home when it's hot out; not in your car.

Temperatures are expected to hit triple digits this week. The temperature inside a car increases quickly and dramatically during even just warm weather. If the outside temperature is 70 degrees, the inside temperature can reach 89 degree in 10 minutes and 104 in 30 minutes. It is unsafe to leave your pets inside your vehicle even if the windows are cracked or the air conditioner is running. Leave your pets at home with access to plenty of fresh water, shade and air circulation. Leaving a pet in a hot vehicle can result in a $125 fine and/or criminal animal cruelty charges. 

If you see a pet in an unattended vehicle, call 911. Be prepared to provide the make, model, license plat

e number and the specific location of the vehicle. Consider using your phone to video or photograph the condition of the animal and make note of the outside temperature. 

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