‘If you love ’em, leave ’em at home!’ Two dogs rescued from hot car

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Dogs rescued from hot car (Credit: DAS)

DENVER (KDVR) — An animal protection officer rescued two dogs from a hot car on Thursday, the Denver Animal Shelter announced on Twitter. The owner of the dogs was ticketed.

It take just 10 minutes for the temperature in a car to go from 80 degrees to 99 degrees in a parked car, even if parked in the shade with the windows cracked.

Credit: LPD

Before breaking into a vehicle, you must follow these steps first:

  • Reasonable belief the child or pet is in imminent danger of suffering serious bodily injury
  • Make a reasonable effort to contact the owner and law enforcement
  • Check to see if the vehicle is locked before breaking in
  • Remain with the animal or child until law enforcement or first responders arrive, if the person must leave the scene before they arrive a notice must be left on the vehicle with contact information
  • Ensure the vehicle is not a law enforcement vehicle
  • Use no more force than reasonably necessary to enter the locked vehicle

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