The state of Nevada has made it illegal to leave dogs in hot cars this summer, passing a bill on June 4, 2017 that strengthens the pre-existing laws.
"Senate Bill 409 passed in the last legislative session raised the penalty for leaving a pet in a hot, locked car to the same level as leaving a child in the car," says Cathy Brooks, owner of The Hydrant Club.
Anyone found guilty of leaving their dog stuck in a hot car could face either six months behind bars or a $1,000 fine. Dog owners are also being warned to keep their dogs off hot sidewalks and pavement, as it can burn their paws.
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