It happens every year... the weather getting hotter...but people still leaving their pets in the car.
Kapp-kvew's kaitlin knapp spoke with police about this and what you're allowed to do if you see an animal or child in a car.
Aaron clem/kennewick police department "with the temperatures 90 and department "with the temperatures 90 and above, it's not going to take very long for that temperature inside the car to reach 113 degrees.") temperatures are rising....and that heat is going to stick around, especially inside a car.(lt.
Aaron clem/kennewick police department "we're asking people not to take their dogs or any of their other animals with them in the cars and certainly don't leave them in the car when you get out.") one dog was recently found 3 locked inside...something that's illegal in washington.
Don curry "let the animal out.
Lock the owner in the car.
Let him see how it feels.
Can't leave them in there."
(cindy adams "their life is just as important as yours and i find it offensive that you would care enough to get a dog and not take care of it.")(sarah girard "i don't leave my dogs when it's hot outside for anything.
Even for a few minutes.")the dog survived, and the owner was given a ticket for animal cruelty.
Police were able to get inside the car because the window was cracked.but if you tried to break in, that's actually against the law.(lt.
Aaron clem/kennewick police department "it is illegal to do damage to somebody else's vehicle, regardless of whether you're trying to save an animal or not, it is still illegal to do that.")kk: despite the fact that it's illegal to break in someone's car to save an animal or child, everyone i talked to today came up with a consensus.
Aj hoskins "you don't know how much time they have so it could be a possibility you might have to take extreme precautions."don curry "if a dog or a child was in that kind of need, then yeah.
Kk: even if it's illegal?
Kk: you would still suffer the consequences?
Dc: oh yeah, better than watch something die."
Cindy adams "i would break in.
I would take the risks of doing that to save an animal or a child."sarah girard "i'll call 911 but i'm breaking into that car.
I'll pay the price later."
Clem says you should call police immediately, then you can try to find the owner.(lt.
Aaron clem/kennewick police department "go into the store and have them call on their intercom for the owner of the vehicle to come out.")in kennewick, kaitlin knapp, kapp- kvew local news.
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