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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police are reminding individuals to not leave their pets in a car this summer.

Framingham Police received a call on Sunday evening, July 10 for a “dog in a vehicle with window cracked,” said Framingham Police spokesperson. The call came in at 7:17 p.m. for the Target parking lot at 400 Cochituate Road.

The police report was not available this morning, July 11.

It doesn’t have to be extreme heat for vehicles to heat up.

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“The inside of a vehicle parked in 70-degree weather can reach 100 degrees in just 20 minutes. On very hot days, temperatures inside parked cars can climb to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in less than one hour,” according to the American Kennel Club.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), studies have shown that cracking a window changes these figures very little.

“A parked car with the windows cracked heats up at almost the exact same rate as a car with the windows rolled up, putting pets in serious danger,” said the Association.

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Charter from the AVMA

“All dogs are susceptible to heat stroke. Heat intolerant brachycephalic breeds (dogs that have a relatively broad, short skull), such as Pugs and Bulldogs, however, could suffer negative effects sooner than other breeds. If you know you’ll be on the road with your dog, make plans to travel with another adult who can remain in the vehicle with him while the air conditioner is running,” suggested the American Kennel Club.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.