|Every year Police receive countless calls from concerned members of public regarding dogs that have been left alone in hot cars, most haven’t even been left with a water bowl.
Please never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day, the heat can become unbearable very quickly. Even leaving the windows open doesn’t stop the car from heating up and any dog left inside the vehicle can become very hot and distressed and this can be fatal.
If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999 and ask for police. If you are concerned about the dog but do not believe it is in immediate danger you can call our non-emergency number, 101.
When it’s 22 degrees outside, it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour inside a car.
Whether you’re popping into the shops or going for a walk, please put the welfare of your dog first, surely nothing can be as important to you as keeping your pet happy and healthy.
For more information please look at the Devon and Cornwall police website:
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Linzi Berryman (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon and Cornwall)