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‘It’s almost like being in a microwave’: Animal control warns people not to leave pets in hot cars

BOISE, Idaho — Every year, dozens of dogs across the nation die because their owner left them in a hot car. It’s a problem that also happens in Idaho during the summer months.

According to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, even if the temperature outside is only 70 degrees, the inside of your car may be as much as 20 degrees hotter. That can be deadly for anyone, let alone your pet.

On Wednesday, KTVB went on a ride along with Heidi Freutel from the Idaho Humane Society’s Animal Control, as she responded to calls. With temperatures climbing to the 90s, we wanted to see how many calls she received about pets in hot cars.

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