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Police Issue Warning as Dog Rescued From Locked Car in York

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4:26pm 25th June 2014
(Updated 4:29pm 25th June 2014)

Police have issued a warning to dog owners not to leave their pets in the car.

It comes after officers had to break into a car in York's Monk Bar car park at 1.20pm to rescue an animal in distress.

There was not any water left for the dog and no window had been left open.

As the animal was in distress, officers smashed one of the car's windows to get the dog out.

A locked car can reach temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius within minutes at this time of year.

North Yorkshire Police's post on the force's Facebook page to raise awareness has now been shared more than five hundred times.

Officers have spoken to the dog's owner and given him advice about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars.

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