The temperature in Pensacola hit 91 degrees yesterday, more than hot enough to be fatal for pets left in cars, whether the windows are rolled down or not.
In fact, even if it's only in the low 70s outside, the temperature inside a car can surge to 116 degrees within an hour, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
The puppy was returned to her owner after police issued citations.
"It was still with its mother and we determined that the best thing for it was to be with its mother," Joy Tsubooka, a spokesperson for Escambia County, where the puppy was found, told Channel 3 News.
But Pensacola officers added this warning:
"We will drive your pooch to the caring folks at the Escambia County Animal Shelter and we will drop you off with the caring folks at the Escambia County Detention Facility. You will both receive attention, food, and shelter, albeit different kinds. So, don't."
Dogs should never be left alone in the car. We've seen the tragic results too many times.
Ever wonder what would happen if you took the law into your own hands to save a dog from a car? Read this.