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Concerning Summer Statistic: 19 Pets Left In Hot Cars Outside Jeffco Courthouse

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Animal control officers in Jefferson County on Wednesday reminded people of the dangers of leaving pets in a hot cars.

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pets warning 3 Concerning Summer Statistic: 19 Pets Left In Hot Cars Outside Jeffco Courthouse (credit: CBS)

So far this summer, 19 pets have been left in vehicles at the Jefferson County Justice Center while their owners are inside.

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Along with highlighting the danger to pets, officers also pointed out a new Colorado law that takes effect next month which gives people immunity if they break into a sweltering vehicle to rescue a pet.

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