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Posted on: June 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Pets in Vehicles


The Newton Police Department and K9 Smokey would like to remind pet owners that as the temperature rises, provide your pets with proper accommodations and water.

City Code 90.18 prohibits confinement of animals in a motor vehicle when conditions are a threat to the animals health or well-being (ie. extreme heat).

The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30º F...and the longer you wait, the higher it goes. At 60 minutes, the temperature in your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Even on a 70-degree day, that's 110 degrees inside your vehicle!

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