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Dogs die in hot cars warning as Cambridgeshire police called to two incidents including one in Chatteris



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Police are warning people of the dangers to leaving their dogs in cars during the current heatwave.

After yesterday's soaring temperatures, which hit well into the 30s, Cambridgeshire Police said they were called to two dogs trapped in hot vehicles and one of them was in Chatteris.

Posting on their Facebook page officers wrote: "Today is one of the hottest days of the year and we're *still* getting reports of dogs being left in cars.

Dogs die in hot cars (14217403)
Dogs die in hot cars (14217403)

"We've had two more calls today of this nature - one in Peterborough and one in Chatteris. We also had a further call yesterday in Tydd St Giles.

"That makes a total of 14 reports of dogs being left in cars since the beginning of this month.

"We're not sure we can be much clearer - dogs die in hot cars. If it’s 22 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 47 degrees within the hour.

"Please never leave your dog in the car on a hot day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, call 999. For advice visit: https://bit.ly/2K23cIG"

Temperatures are set to rise again to day so keep your dogs safely indoors in the cool. Don't walk them in the heat of the day as the high temperatures make the pavements burning hot and can cause serious burns to their feet.



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