Owner’s decision to leave dog in car makes critic out of all of us

Actions blamed, defended


For many, the hot Southern California summer is a solvable problem—swimming, air conditioning and an icy drink are great ways to stave off the heat. But there’s one population that doesn’t have the means to keep themselves cool: pets.

As summer approaches, veterinarians and animal advocates say it’s important to be aware of the effect the heat can have on pets, especially ones that go everywhere with their owners. Despite the warnings, it’s still common to see a dog left in a car waiting...

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