Hot weather is dangerous for pets left in cars.
Brimfield Police had to rescue a dog from a hot car Thursday.
Two officers came across the dog lying in the back seat, while temperatures outside soared into the 90s. They let the dog cool off in their cruiser and slapped the owner with a cruelty to animals charge.
But the danger exists even if the thermometer isn't above 90.
Karen Hackenberry, executive director of Pawsabilities, the Humane Society of Greater Akron, tells AkronNewsNow that even more modest temperatures can turn your car into a major hot spot...a dangerous one if you leave Fido inside the car.
"If it's only 80 degrees out, it could be 90 to 115 degrees inside a car in a parking lot," Hackenberry tells AkronNewsNow, "even with the windows cracked."
Hackenberry says leaving your pet inside a hot car isn't just a very bad idea, it's also a criminal matter.
"It is criminal neglect to leave an animal behind in a hot car," Hackenberry says, "while you go shopping."
She says you shouldn't take your pets along shopping during extremely hot weather...leave them at home. Hackenberry says you could easily lose track of time in the store.