Dog days of summer: How to avoid a hot car tragedy


It’s estimated that thousands of dogs and other pets die in hot cars each year. And warmer temperatures in June – August create particularly risky conditions. Sixteen states currently have laws on the books about leaving your pets unattended in cars, even for a moment.

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CrimeWire created this infographic to educate people about the risks associated with leaving your pets in the parking lot, and give you tips to keep them safe all summer long.

Pets in Hot Cars