MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Would you know what to do if you saw a dog locked inside a hot vehicle? It only takes a few minutes for a pet to overheat and die.

Edina police say breaking in to a car to free the animal is not the answer. Here’s what they suggest instead:

  • Call either 911 or the local police department
  • When you do, be sure to describe the vehicle and its location as clearly as possible.
  • Include the license plate number, if possible.
  • Report how long the animal has been inside if you know.
  • Again, do not break into the vehicle to free the animal. Police say if you do, you could face criminal charges.
Comments (2)
  1. I would happily face criminal charges if it would mean saving the animals life.

  2. How could you stand by and watch an animal suffer? There must be a remedy for this awful situation.

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