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Keep our furry friends safe, and out of hot cars this summer

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Dogs got a warm weather makeover Sunday to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving your pet inside a hot car this summer.

Dogs received a cool bath plus a dry and nail trim all for just $25. The event was put on by Salt Lake County Animal Service to raise money for their shelters and raise awareness about leaving your pets in the hot car all summer.

Temperatures in a car can exceed 116-degrees within 10 minutes. Even on a mild 75-degree day, cracking a window in your car or parking in the shade doesn’t make a difference. Temperatures inside the vehicle are deadly. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke, irreparable brain damage, or even death.

If you see a pet inside a vehicle excessively panting, non-responsive, drooling, or listless, call Salt Lake County Animal Service’s Dispatch. They encourage people to keep an eye out this summer and protect our furry friends.  

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