Mt. Vernon Police Dept. warns against leaving pets in vehicles | Pets
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - The Mt. Vernon Police Department has received several reports recently regarding drivers leaving animals inside their vehicles during the heat of the day.
Even with the windows cracked, the temperatures inside a motor vehicle can reach deadly levels within minutes.
The police department reminds people not to leave their pets inside vehicles.
In addition to the possible loss of the pet, the owner could also face criminal charges for confining the animal in a vehicle during "prolonged periods of heat".
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