Police issue warning after dog is rescued from hot car

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LOUDONVILLE, Ohio– Loudonville police want to remind everyone of something very important after a dog was rescued from a hot car.

The police department posted on its Facebook page an important reminder: As temperatures get warmer outside, the temperature inside a closed-up vehicle can be up to 15 degrees hotter– even with the windows cracked.

A dog owner faces animal cruelty charges after police said the person left a dog in a car for at least four hours with no food or water. The car was at a canoe livery in the area. A window on the car had to be smashed out so that the dog could be rescued. The animal was in distress but is doing fine now and is in the care of the Ashland County Animal Shelter.