Wrentham police rescued a dog from a hot car in the parking lot at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets on Sunday.
“When will people learn?” police wrote in a Facebook post. “The temp inside your car soars over 100 degrees! Why would you leave your beloved pet ‘member of the family’ in a car like this?!”
According to the post, it was 88 degrees outside and police brought the dog to the police station to cool down. “Owner will find an empty car when they’re done shopping,” wrote police. “Charges awaiting.”
Under state law, anyone who puts an animal at risk of enduring extremely hot or cold temperatures in a vehicle can be fined up to $150 for the first offense, $300 for a second offense, and $500 for a third or subsequent offense.
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