Summer Heat Wave Can Cause Pets To Sizzle
Summer in Florida can mean unrelenting heat, but as temperatures rise so does the risk to your pets.
To show just how quickly sitting in a car can turn dangerous, Alachua County Animal Services set up this thermometer inside of a truck with cracked windows.
In just seven minutes the temperature rose from 88 degrees to 120.
In 13 minutes the thermometer topped out at 135 degrees then over-heated and broke.
If an animal control officer determines your car is too hot for a pet, you could get slapped with a 125 dollar fine.
If temperatures rise to a critical level you could be facing a 200 dollar fine and jail time for an animal cruelty charge.
For more information on how to keep your pets safe in the summer call Hilary Hynes with Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6881
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