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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Keep pets, youngsters out of locked cars during summer


The National Weather Services advises to never leave a child or pet in a locked car during the summer because temperatures inside a car can increase to 140 degrees in a matter of minutes.

According to the Animal Legal & Historical Center, a law enforcement officer who believes an animal is suffering can remove the animal if the owner is not present.

Calling law enforcement or animal control is a first option, Colfax Officer Perry Tate wrote in an email. He also wrote if the owner is nearby try talking to them because “the fastest option is the best option.”

“This is an emotionally ch...

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