Police urge residents not to lock dogs in cars

Police are urging residents not to lock their dogs in their cars in the hot weather. The call comes after Tiffany July-Lindo left her yorkie-chihuahua

Police are urging neighbors not to keep dogs in hot cars after a woman's dog died from being locked in.

Police are urging neighbors not to keep dogs in hot cars after a woman's dog died from being locked in. (7/18/13)

FAIRFIELD - Police are urging residents not to lock their dogs in their cars in the hot weather.

The call comes after Tiffany July-Lindo left her yorkie-chihuahua mix in her car with the windows rolled up while she went to work. The dog died within an hour.

Fairfield police say they get calls about dogs left in cars every day, and they are using a new tool to check temperatures within a car to help handle the problem.

Authorities say that the temperatures in cars are consistently over 100 degrees. They say anytime it is over 75 degrees outside the temperature inside of a car can be unbearable to pets.

Fairfield police say the devices are not only used in cases of alleged animal cruelty. They say they'll also be used if young children and the elderly are irresponsibly left inside cars that are way too hot.

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