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Rising temperatures create dangerous conditions for dogs left in cars

The Boulder Police Department’s Animal Control Unit is reminding residents and visitors that leaving dogs in parked cars can be dangerous, and even deadly, as warmer weather moves in and temperatures increase.

Last year, the Animal Control Unit posted signs in several areas of the city warning pet owners not to leave their dogs in unoccupied cars, even for a few minutes. Temperatures can rise quickly and cause heatstroke, which can be fatal if not treated right away by a veterinarian.

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