During the summer we often have concerned citizens call about pets left inside a vehicle. While most of the time the pets are unharmed and doing well, you should take precautions to care for your pet.

  • Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time. On a warm day, the temperature in a parked car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes—even with the car windows partially open! (A dog’s normal temperature is 102 degrees.) Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation when trapped in high temperatures.

If you see an animal in a car exhibiting any signs of heat stress, call your animal control agency or police department immediately!

(307) 733-2331   or   911


You don't just expose your pet to the dangers of heat stress when you leave them in a car; you also expose them to pet theft. Thousands of pets are stolen each year from unattended cars. Please consider leaving your pet at home.


Take care of your pet so you both can have an enjoyable and safe summer together.

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