Don’t leave dogs in hot vehicles

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The Scottish SPCA is urging pet owners not to leave their dogs in hot cars.

Concerned members of the public have been contacting the charity’s animal helpline after seeing distressed dogs left in vehicles during the recent spell of warm weather.

And the Scottish SPCA is keen to remind people that leaving a dog in a warm car for even a short period of time can have serious and tragic consequences for both the dog and the owner.

Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said: “We aren’t scaremongering.

“The suffering they endure is horrendous and what’s even worse is these tragedies were entirely avoidable.