Never leave a dog (or any animal) in a hot car. Leaving a dog in a car for “just a minute” may be too long.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
IF YOU SEE A DOG IN A HOT CAR
If you see a dog in a hot car, immediately call 311 and familiarize yourself with the Good Samaritan law that provides legal immunity for people who break a car window to save an animal. However, to ensure immunity:
Leaving an animal in a hot vehicle constitutes animal cruelty (per Sec. 8-131 of the Denver County Ordinance) & could result in a fine of up to $999 and/or up to 300 days in jail.
If your pet must be removed from your vehicle, your window may be broken, your vehicle could be towed, and you could be responsible for emergency medical costs for your pet – in addition to a cruelty and neglect charge.
If you're looking for a visual graphic to share with your friends and colleagues, print a copy of our Dogs in Hot Cars poster.
Our Dogs in Hot Cars program is adapted from the national My Dog is Cool campaign created by the group RedRover. For more information about this campaign visit mydogiscool.com.
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311
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Owner redemption paperwork must be started by 30 minutes before closing.
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