Fremont: Multiple dogs left in dangerously hot cars


The Fremont Police Department’s Animal Services and Patrol responded to four incidents of dogs left in hot vehicles throughout the day on Monday, police said.

At 11:50 a.m., dogs were left inside an unattended vehicle on Country Avenue, according to the Fremont Police Department. The temperature inside the vehicle was 110.6 degrees, police said.

At 1:08 p.m., Animal Services transported a dog that had been shut inside a vehicle parked at Costco to a local vet for evaluation. The temperature in the car after all the doors had been opened was over 104 degrees, police said.

At 2:30 p.m., there was a report of a dog shut in a hot car at Leitch Elementary School, but the owner left with the dog before police staff could respond, police said.

At 3:58 p.m., police staff issued a dog owner a warning for leaving three dogs in a hot vehicle at Whole Foods, police said.

When it’s 100 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 140 degrees within 15 minutes, according to police. Police urge residents not to leave children or pets unattended in cars during hot weather.

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