Dispatch receives 'overwhelming' amount of calls of dogs in hot cars
Grand Traverse County dispatch is reminding pet owners not to leave their furry friends in hot cars.
On Grand Traverse 911's Facebook page, they posted that they received an "overwhelming amount of calls" about dogs being left in hot cars over the warm, sunny weekend. About two dozen people called to report the dogs, sending police to respond.
As far as they know, no dogs were killed this weekend as a result of heat exposure.
At this point, they are unsure if any charges stemmed from those particular cases, but they do warn that pet owners who leave animals in cars can be charged with animal cruelty.
"It is a 100% preventable crime, and you save the life of your pet. It's a win/win," the post on Facebook read.