Editor’s Note: Dog Pictured above is not the actual dog of the story.
When a Strongsville, Ohio woman left her dog sitting in her car while she finished her shopping, a responding police officer tipped off by a concerned citizen instructed her to sit in the car for a few minutes with the windows up so she would see what it felt like. When asked how she felt, the woman said “she was fine but the officer noted she looked uncomfortable,” according to the local police blotter.
The idea is not an original one, either. Last year, a New Mexico police officer tried the same thing.
This handy chart by the American Veterinary Medical Association shows how quickly temperatures can reach dangerous levels inside a car, even when it feels just fine outside.
We understand wanting to be with our pups 24/7, but leaving a dog in a car by himself can be a lethal mistake. As temperatures rise outside, think twice before taking your dog along for a ride while running errands. After all, the most important thing is that our pups are healthy and happy!
Featured image via Paw Mane Fin