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Don’t leave pets in vehicles

Jefferson County – Jefferson County Sheriff Oliver “Glenn” Boyer advises during the hot summer months pet owners should be aware of the danger of leaving their pets in a closed vehicle. Information provided by the Humane Society of Missouri states that when the outside temperature is above 70 degrees, the inside temperature of a car can reach more than 100 degrees in a few minutes, even with the windows slightly open. That is life threatening for defenseless pets.

You can help prevent these tragedies from occurring by never leaving your pet in a closed vehicle. If you see an animal in distress in a parked vehicle contact the nearest animal shelter or the local law enforcement agency.

For further information on caring for your pet during the summer months contact the Humane Society of Missouri.

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