The Nebraska Humane Society reports an increase in calls this week for dogs left in vehicles with temperatures rising.
They remind us that with warmer weather, animal owners should never leave their pet unattended in a vehicle, even for a few minutes.
The temperature can rise quickly and cause serious health issues including death.
NHS also points out pet owners can be cited for Cruelty to Animals Sec. 6-72(4) which states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to place or confine or allow such animal to be confined in such a manner that it must remain in a motor vehicle or trailer under such conditions or for such periods of time as may endanger the health or well-being of the animal due to heat, lack of food or water, or any circumstances which may cause suffering, disability, or death.”
If you see a pet left unattended in a vehicle call the Nebraska Humane Society at 402-444-7800.
(Pictures from Nebraska Humane Society and Getty Images)