- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Animal control in Sioux Falls is reminding dog owners to not leave their pet in a parked vehicle this summer.

Sioux Falls animal control supervisor Julie DeJong says leaving a dog in a parked car even for just 30 minutes while temperatures soar can create a dangerous situation for the animal.

DeJong says animal control has received at least 20 calls over the past two weeks about dogs left in parked vehicles and officers had to remove at least one from a car.

The Humane Society says high temperatures can cause a dog’s organs to fail and even the animal’s death.

DeJong says that if the dog must remain in the car, the owner should park in a shaded area, leave the air conditioner running and have water in a bowl that won’t tilt over.

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