Dogs Alone In Cars On Hot Days…
Even on a 85-degree day, it takes only 10 minutes for the interior of a car to reach 102 degrees—and within 30 minutes, the inside of the car can be a staggering 120 degrees. Leaving windows open a few inches does NOT help!
If your state doesn’t have a specific law addressing animals left in hot cars, you can still call law enforcement, because it may be considered animal cruelty under your state or local laws.
If you’re out and about on a hot day and see an animal alone in a car, you should immediately try to find the car’s owner. If you have no luck, or if the owner refuses to act, contact local law enforcement and/or animal control.