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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 18 August, 2017
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Gardaí to the rescue after dog found locked inside car in today's soaring temperatures

“Never lock animals in cars,” the gardaí warned.

A MEMBER OF the public raised the alarm to gardaí today, after spotting a dog trapped inside a locked car.

Temperatures reached the high 20s again today across the country, and it’s set to be just as hot again tomorrow.

The dog was spotted inside the car at a shopping centre, the gardaí said.

The ISPCA has warned in the past that even a car parked in the shade in hot temperatures can cause an animal locked inside to suffer heatstroke or even die.

The gardaí said that, luckily in this case, the dog was “ok after a drink”.

They also issued a warning to people to never lock animals in cars.

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