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What to do if you spot a dog in a hot car

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 12:09:40-04

David Moss, Community Preservation Department Animal Services Director has some guidelines for what you should do if you spot a dog in a hot car.

What to do if you see a dog in a car on a hot day:

  • Gather info on the vehicle - plate, description, location, how to find it
  • Gather info on the dog - size, breed, color, and how distressed it appears - type of panting, color of tongue/lips, shaking, awareness, etc.
  • Call animal services/police
  • Have someone go to businesses and page for owner
  • Monitor situation and help direct emergency responders