PETA issues dog guidelines

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In the wake of the deaths of numerous K-9 dogs who were left in hot police patrol cars this summer, PETA has sent a letter to more than 50 police associations across the country urging them to encourage their members to install temperature-monitoring and heat-alert systems in all patrol cars in which K-9 officers ride.

Depending on the model, such systems sound an alarm, page an officer, attempt to start an engine, roll down a window, or pop a door open if the temperature begins to reach a dangerous level.

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