One would be very lucky if they were able to get away with this type of a warning.
We understand. Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, you need to be somewhere, you’re only going to pick up a couple of items… you won’t be very long.
But leaving your dog in your car when the temperatures are heating up can be deadly, and fast, to your beloved pooch. These animals are lucky when a witness give the police a call. These calls can save their lives.
A unnamed women in Strongville, OH, was running some errands in Walmart and she left her dog in her car. A person walked by and noticed the dog in the car and decided to call the police. The temperature that day was only 65º F, but that temperature rises much higher inside a vehicle.
Once an officer arrived the owner returned to her car. He then asked her to sit in her car with the windows rolled up to see how she felt. According to the officer, she wasn’t comfortable. He then let her go with a warning to never leave her dog in the car again.
This type of punishment is on the rise as more deaths of pets and children are occurring from being left in hot cars. It would appear people are not taking this warning seriously.
The American Veterinary Medical Association released this statement regarding dogs in hot cars: “The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30º F…and the longer you wait, the higher it goes. At 60 minutes, the temperature in your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Even on a 70-degree day, that’s 110 degrees inside your vehicle! Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet at risk of serious illness and even death, even on a day that doesn’t seem hot to you. And cracking the windows makes no difference.”