With temperatures soaring into the 90, ‘s this week pet owners are reminded to leave their furry friends at home and not in the car, even for just a few minutes.
On a 90-degree day, temperatures in a vehicle can climb well over 100 degrees within minutes. Opening the window often doesn’t make much of a difference.
Despite warnings every year, police frequently respond to reports of pets left in cars in the summer.
Sometimes officers get there in time to rescue the animal other times they’re not so lucky.
A bill pending in Albany would hold good samaritans harmless who break vehicle windows to rescue a pet in danger. Right now only police are legally allowed to force entry into a vehicle.