Three times this afternoon, dogs were found left in cars in 90 degree heat. It’s unbelievable that anyone would do this, but perhaps they need to understand what happens.
Here is how it translates: 70 degrees outside can become 100 degrees inside when left in the sun, 75 degrees becomes 118 degrees, 77 becomes 123 degrees, 81 becomes 138 degrees, 90 (which it is today) becomes 143 degrees, 94 becomes 145 degrees. “Cracking a window” will not be enough. The dog’s heart and organs start to shutdown at 100 degrees.
A “few minutes in the store” can translates into a horrible death for the dog. If you love your dog, leave it at home with fans or air conditioning, so it will live to greet you another day and give it’s unconditional love to you.