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8 Steps to take when you find a dog locked in a car

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Summer is not a tough time for just humans. In fact, compared to dogs, what we suffer from the heat is really not that big of a deal.
And still, some irresponsible owners leave their dogs in their cars while running errands on a hot day. According to the Humane Society of the US, when it’s 90 degrees fahrenheit outside, it can get to 99 degrees inside a car in just under 10 minutes.
So here’s what you should do in case you found a dog locked in a car:

1. Be sure you know what the laws and penalties are in your town or state for leaving a dog in a car. Keep the police non-emergency line number with you all the time.

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2. Take down the car’s information, this will help in identifying the owner.

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3. Try your best to find the owner by going into the nearest buildings and asking them to announce there is a situation.

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4.  Can’t find the owner? You should now call authorities. Make sure you act fast in favor of the overheated dog.

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5. Don’t leave the dog alone! Make sure you look out for signs of heat stroke all the time.

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6. If help doesn’t arrive in time and you’re sure the dog is in dire danger, take matters into your own hands to get the dog out.

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7. Quickly get the dog to an air conditioned space and give him/her cool water to drink.

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8. Most importantly, spread awareness! Make sure everyone realizes the dangers of leaving an animal in the car,

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Don’t forget to share these 8 tips with your family and friends, you could help in saving a dog’s life.