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Dr. Ernie Ward, a veterinarian in North Carolina, sat in a parked car for 30 minutes to prove just how deadly it can be to leave animals alone in the heat. Even on a breezy day and with all four windows cracked, the air is still and oppressive. While the test begins at 95 degrees, within 15 minutes the inside of the car reaches a sweltering 110 degrees. Watch Dr. Ward as he tries to keep it together during his long, hot test.
At the end of his 30 minute experiment, the temperature is the car is nearing an unbearable 115 degrees, Dr. Ward is fully drenched in sweat, and can only think about getting out of the dangerous car.
Remember: Dr. Ernie can sweat -- your dog cannot. Dr. Ernie is aware of what’s going on -- your dog is not. Even leaving your dog in a hot car for mere minutes is never a safe idea.
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