FRUIT HEIGHTS -- The fine for leaving a pet in a hot vehicle should be enough to prevent it from occurring these summer months.
Leaving a pet in a hot vehicle is considered animal cruelty, and depending on the city and court, can result in a $125 fine, Davis County Animal Care and Control Director Clint Thacker said.
Three times during June, animal control officers have responded to pets being left in hot vehicles, and those officers will take whatever action is needed to save a distressed animal, he said.
Leaving a cracked window does little to help the pet, he said, where the heat coming off the asphalt and entering the vehicle creates an oven effect.
For more information, contact 801-444-2200.