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June 23, 2014
The Northwest Missouri State University Police Department is reminding pet owners about the dangers of leaving pets in cars during the summer season.
The interior of a vehicle can become dangerously hot in just a matter of minutes. On a 70- degree day, a vehicle without air conditioning can reach more than 100 degrees. When the outside temperature is higher, the interior of a car may exceed 145 degrees. What feels comfortable or acceptable may not be healthy for pets that adapt differently to the high heat.
If you must travel with a pet, University Police offers these tips to help keep your pet safe:
People who see a “hot car” situation on campus, are encouraged to call University Police at 660.562.1254. Be prepared to give the dispatcher your location, vehicle description, license plate and a visual description of the occupants’ condition.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900
Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468