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Heat safety for pets

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We're getting into the time of year when it can get dangerously hot in south Georgia.

That danger is especially serious for pets left in cars.

Car temperatures can get well over 100 degrees very quick.

Since the summer temperatures are often high, it's important to remember that as soon as you turn the car off you should never leave your pet trapped inside.

The Thomasville Animal hospital treated a huge number of pets suffering from heat exhaustion last summer.

Thats a problem they hope to avoid this summer

With no water and no A-C, leaving them in the car for just a few seconds could end up being deadly.

"Sometimes we get a little distracted and lose track of time and I think that's when the most dangerous situations for these guys occur" said Jennifer Glover, Assistant at Thomasville Animal Hospital

After speaking with the Thomasville police department, They say If you cannot bring your dog in with you wherever you're going, it is okay to leave them in the car as long as it is running.

This is only for a short period of time and the car has to be running and make sure they have some water. But that's not something they recommend. It's better just to leave your pet at home.

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