While on patrol Thursday, an Idaho Humane Society officer found a dog locked inside a hot car that was estimated to be as hot as 134 degrees inside the vehicle.
One the first 100-degree day in the Treasure Valley, humane society officers were on the lookout for dogs locked in hot cars. At a parking lot at shopping center in Meridian, they found boxer locked in a car with the windows rolled up.
The humane officer quickly documented the dangerous conditions the dog was being subjected to so she would have grounds to open the vehicle and safely remove the dog.
The estimated temperature inside the car was 134 degrees on one side of the vehicle and an estimated 103-106 degrees on the other side of the vehicle.
In this case, the owner of the dog returned to the vehicle soon after the humane society officer arrived. The Humane Society wants to remind the public that the agency will have officers patrolling the Treasure Valley area through the fall to rescue dogs from potentially lethal situations and cite inattentive owners.
Residents are urged to call animal control at 208-343-3166 if they spot an animal appears trapped in a hot car.