According to Labradors.com after just 10 minutes in the car temperatures can greatly rise:
Outside Temperature – In Car Temperature
|70 degrees||90 degrees|
|85 degrees||102 degrees|
|90 degrees||109 degrees|
Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Franklin posted some tips for ensuring pet safety on its Facebook page earlier this summer:
Exercise early in the morning or late in the evening – It is best to avoid running or hitting the trails with your furry friend on hot days or humid evenings.
Avoid hot pavement – When the air temperature is 77 degrees, asphalt in the sun has been measured at 125 degrees.
Never leave a pet unattended with access to a pool – Teach your pet to swim safely to the steps and get out, or fence your pool.
Make sure outdoor animals have shade -Animals need a place to get out of the direct sun.