With temperatures in the 90's this week, it's important that we use common sense. I think we all know not to leave our kids in a hot car, but it's just as important not to leave your pets in a hot vehicle as well.

According to WVIB, Niagara Falls police responded to call for a dog locked in a hot car. It was around 5:45 pm on Tuesday, and the temperature was around 90 degrees. Witnesses said that the dog appeared to be in distress, and was moving very slowly according to WIVB.

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When police spoke to the driver he said:

There was a breeze and it was only 89 degrees, I leave left my dog in the car before and nothing has happened.

Although you may think cracking your window on your vehicle is enough to keep your pet safe, with temperatures as high as they have been this week it's a good idea to use more precaution to ensure your pet is safe.

According to WIVB, Mr. Fernandez was issued a court appearance ticket, after being charged with confining an animal in a vehicle.

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