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Officers Warn about Animal Heat Safety

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Animal cruelty officers have an alert for pet owners as we reach higher temperatures: make sure you're keeping your pets cool.

Animal cruelty officers warn that because dogs can't sweat, the heat is much more dangerous to them.

There's special concern when it comes to leaving your pet in a hot car. Even if the windows are cracked the car can heat up quickly, and that's a major threat to your animal.

"The temperature inside of a vehicle can  raise up to 105 degrees in a ten minute period," said CIO for the Humane Society Cruelty Division. "This could possibly cause organ damage to your animal, brain damage, and then death."

Officers say you should also make sure your pet has water at all times to keep them safe in the sun.

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