What you can legally do if you see a dog locked in a car on a hot day


Most animal lovers know that you should NEVER leave a dog alone in a car on a hot day, as they can quickly become dehydrated or suffer from heatstroke, even if the windows are left open. In the worst cases, the poor pup can die.

During summertime, the high temperatures can cause the inside of a car to become as hot as an oven very quickly, especially during heatwaves. But even on days that don’t feel that hot, a car can feel unbearable for a dog.

Incidents of canines getting heatstroke after being left in cars obviously increases during the summer months. If a dog cannot sufficiently cool down by panting, they can develop heatstroke-induced organ failure. This can be fatal.

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