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Warning: Leaving pets in hot cars can be deadly


The information in this chart was provided by the Mukilteo Police Department.

As the weather improves and temperatures rise, the Mukilteo Police Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of leaving unattended pets in vehicles.

Already this spring, Mukilteo police have received several 911 calls about dogs locked in hot cars. Not only is it dangerous (and potentially deadly) for your pet, it is against the law to leave your unattended pet in a hot vehicle.

Pet owners may be issued a criminal citation for transporting or confining an animal in an unsafe manner, a misdemeanor offense with a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail.

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