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Laurel Police, SCAR, warn about leaving pets in hot cars

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Laurel Police Chief Tyrone Stewart brought his dog, Dolce', to work on Wednesday to talk about the dangers of leaving pets alone in hot cars. Photo credit WDAM. Laurel Police Chief Tyrone Stewart brought his dog, Dolce', to work on Wednesday to talk about the dangers of leaving pets alone in hot cars. Photo credit WDAM.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

The Laurel Police Department is warning residents about leaving pets in parked cars on hot days.

Chief Tyrone Stewart said LPD has seen an increase in calls about people leaving their pets in their cars while they are shopping.

He said doing so, even for a short time, could harm your animal.

"I'm pretty sure a lot of these people love their pets, but they think it's OK to leave a pet inside a car with the windows rolled up for a few minutes, that's all it takes is a few minutes for an animal to die of heat exposure," said Stewart.   

He also said it is against the law and violators could be fined up to $500.

Meanwhile, staff and volunteers at Southern Cross Animal Rescue said nearly every summer they see cases of animals who suffer health issues from being exposed to high temperatures.

They encourage pet owners to provide plenty of clean water and shade for outdoor animals.

They said providing a small pool for animals to use would also help keep them cool on hot summer days.

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