CIRCLEVILLE – If you have visited an event or a shopping center you’ve seen it. A dog in a car with the window slightly cracked while the owner is at an event or in a store. Sometimes that’s ok, bringing the pets with you and making them secure isn’t a bad thing.
Whats dangerous is when pets are left in cars with high temperatures outside. A local Reader experienced this, “I stopped at Dollar Tree in Circleville yesterday around 4 pm. When I came out to my car, I observed a wiener dog in a parked car with the window open a few inches. The dog was struggling to reach the window and breathe. I sat and monitored it and got scared when I looked over and didn’t see it. I went up to the driver’s side of the car and noticed there was a lady in a car beside it. I then noticed that the dog was in her car. I told her that I was checking on the dog because I couldn’t see it and was worried. She said it was her boyfriend’s dog and was fine because it wasn’t that hot out. I explained to her that it was 75 degrees and the car could quickly reach over 100 degrees even on days like yesterday. She became irritated with me. I asked her if she had read about the dangers of leaving dogs in parked cars then left.”