That’s why the Junior Humane Society of Northwest Florida is encouraging everyone in the area to remember the possible dangers associated with leaving their dog or other pets inside a hot car — even for just a few minutes.
A hot vehicle can be a death trap for a dog. According to a San Francisco State University study, on an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a vehicle rose to 99 degrees in 10 minutes, to 109 in 20 minutes and to 123 degrees in 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, the temperature was 120 degrees.
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