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You know it's really hot when the Wichita Police Department posts on Facebook about leaving animals in a hot car. The heat in a car can kill your pet - and quickly.
In fact, here is what they posted:
Officers have been dispatched to several calls of dogs being left in cars today, please be aware that on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. If you see an animal left in a car and appears to be in distress please call 911 or animal control.
I get that your dog wants to go for a ride with you - Buddy loves to ride in the car - but even if you're just running into the store for a couple things the temperature in your car can quickly shoot up and it can kill your pet.
With temperatures this week pushing 100 degrees...that is dangerous. Leave your pet at home, so you can come home to this: