“It doesn’t have to be very long, 10 minutes and the dog is already starting to have problems,” Tena Petix, an animal control officer, said. “They will die, they will literally have a heat stroke.”
They’ve received multiple calls, and officers have given just as many citations.
“With the consent of the prosecutor, he got the dog out, whatever means you have to,” she said.
“They'll dig, they'll dig the seats,” Petix said. “We've had them where they've ripped their toe nails out, they are so hot trying to get somewhere where it's not hot, Just leave your dogs at home. If you can’t stand to sit in a hot car neither can your pet.”
“In Kennett, it’s no less than a $50 fine and up to $500, you can get up to 90 days in jail, you can get community service, and/or probation up to two years, or all of it,” Petix said.
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