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Hood River News Editorial
August 6, 2005
A dog day in summer can take a 95-degree turn for the worse.
People took pity on two dogs inside a hot vehicle Thursday on Oak Street.
A cup of water and a prompt police response helped prevent real harm to the two pooches in the back of a pickup parked on Oak in temperatures in the mid-90s.
Tongues wagging, the dogs gulped at fresh air once the side window was opened. Phyllis Bowers of Hood River Stationers brought the cool water and Lieut. Kevin Lynch brought the book. The dog owner, a Hood River man, will be referred to Hood River County Animal Control for possible citation.
“People just don’t realize it only takes a few minutes on a hot day,” said Lynch, who estimated the temperature was 110 degrees inside the back of the pickup.
Earlier in the week, police rescued a pit bull from the back seat of an enclosed car. The dog was so overheated it was vomiting, Lynch said.
A new film is getting middling reviews but its title is a good thing to remember: Must Love Dogs.
Dogs — and children — in cars are at our mercy. Thursday’s incident on Oak serves as a reminder that in this hot weather, no one should be left alone, not even for a minute. One minute turns to five and five turns to 15, and a hot day can turn into a horrible day.
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