Don’t kill your dog

Leaving a pet in the a car during the summer can be fatal

“Leaving a dog in the car while running errands can literally be a death sentence.” That’s Butte County Animal Control’s plain-spoken warning that everyone should be mindful of during the summer months. According to a Butte County Public Health Department press release, when it’s just 85 degrees outside, the inside of a car will heat up to 120 in just 30 minutes. If you see a dog in a hot car, note the make/model, license number and location, and call 911. If the car is parked near a business, go inside and ask employees to make an announcement.