AMES, Iowa — Ames police have some advice for drivers traveling with pets.
On Friday, the department posted a video on Twitter reminding people not to leave pets in the car, even if the windows are cracked or they think it will just be a quick stop while the animal stays outside.
Take a look at the video here:
Help us save our four-legged friends. pic.twitter.com/PLXDZrAmQg
— Ames Police (@AmesPolice) May 26, 2017
Officer Eric Snyder says pets cannot regulate temperatures like humans, which leaves them more prone to heat-related illness and death. Their fur can also act as insulation, making them become warm quickly.