NYPD saves dog from hot car on Queens Blvd

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fhpupAs temperatures soar this summer, we are all being constantly reminded that children and pets should not be left in cars. Still, some people have failed to abide by the rules.

On Sunday around 3:45 p.m., a passerby spotted a miniature dog panting in a car that had its windows nearly rolled all the way up. Officers Timothy Geary and Joseph Regan from the 112th Precinct, who responded to the call, were assisted by Sgt. Christopher Bivona, who managed to open the car door through a slightly open window. According to the police, the dog had been left within the vehicle on Queens Boulevard and Yellowstone Boulevard for over an hour without water. Temperatures rose to 86 degrees inside of the car.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, temperatures in a hot car can rise by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes or 30 degrees in 20 minutes, which can lead to serious illness or death from heat exhaustion.

The 39-year-old owner of the pup was allowed to keep the dog but was issued a summons for leaving an animal confined in a vehicle in extreme temperature.

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