Dogs and cats are like big, furry babies. They’re mostly helpless on their own and should never be left alone in a car with the windows rolled up.
As sunlight hits the rolled-up window of a car, the temperature steadily rises, creating a greenhouse effect. This effect, in tandem with the fact that there is no breeze inside the vehicle, means that the temperature inside a parked car on a hot day is way hotter than the exterior temperature.
Compound that with the fact that dogs have much more hair than humans and don’t sweat like we do, and you have a major problem.
Luckily, we have emergency services that step in if they see a dog in danger. Check out this video from the Sacramento Fire Department of a dog being rescued from a hot car.

This case ended well, but more often these stories end in tragedy.

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