Cooler Overcast Weather Can Still Result in Danger for Pets and Kids Left in Parked Cars

Shelburne, Vermont - On Sunday Shelburne police were notified about a dog left unattended in a vehicle at Shelburne Farm Museum.
 
When officers arrived the dog was in distress. The good news is the dog made a speedy recovery.
The dog owner wasn't so lucky. They were cited and fined $300.

A Facebook post from the Shelburne Police Department, urges dog owners not to leave their pets inside a car.
Heat can rise quickly in a sitting car, even on a cloudy day.

"People just don't understand the heat that builds up in a car." Said Shelburne Police Chief James Warden. "The subjects excuse was, I'm parked under a tree. Sometimes the tree gives you a little bit of shade, but it doesn't control temperature of a vehicle."
 
Even on an overcast day like Monday with an outdoor temperature of 75-degrees the inside of a car can heat up to 98 degrees.


If you ever come across an animal or child in a locked hot car call 9-1-1.
 


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