Temperatures have skyrocketed across the nation this past week, and people have been warned to stay cool. Of course, with an extra layer of fur on their bodies, our four-legged friends don't have it easy.
An animal rescue
was performed in Springfield, Ohio, when two dogs were left in a sweltering car in a Target parking lot, according to WDTN News
"The dogs were in the car with no water, they were panting heavily. The windows were cracked but there's no breeze today," James Straley, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Clark County, told the news source.
Straley went on to warn pet owners that the summer months are dangerous for dogs and cats, which could become fatally ill in a hot vehicle - even when their owner runs a quick errand.
"Temperatures can go to 100-130 degrees within ten minutes, and that's enough for heat stroke," Straley told the news outlet.
According to VetInfo.com, signs of a dog having a heat stroke include heavy panting, hyperventilation and increased salivation.