Gloucester Township Police Community Safety Tip-
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Even on a moderately warm day, the inside of a car can heat up in minutes, putting the life of a dog in danger. In general, it’s best to leave pets at home in summertime if you have to go into a store or if there is a possibility you might have to leave them alone. While they may love jumping in the car when you do errands at other times of the year, give it a second thought before taking them for the ride for the next couple of months. Even leaving a dog in the car for 10 minutes while you run into the grocery store can be extremely dangerous in hot weather.
Dogs do not perspire the way humans do and so the way they maintain a safe body temperature is through panting and also by releasing heat through the pads of their feet — which becomes increasingly challenging on hot car seats, or even on asphalt.
If you see a dog left alone in a hot car, take down the car’s color, model, make, and license plate number. Have the owner paged in the nearest buildings, or call local humane authorities or police. Have someone keep an eye on the dog. Don’t leave the scene until the situation has been resolved.
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021