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Cumbria Police says it has received numerous reports of dogs being left in cars in sweltering temperatures.
The police and Fire and Rescue Service are warning that it may force entry into vehicles where a dog has been left in hot temperatures.
Dog owners could be prosecuted if they leave their pets in hot vehicles - that is the warning from Allerdale Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team.
The team are reminding owners that they have a legal duty of care for their animals and are urging them to think twice before leaving pets in vehicles during the warm weather.
The team are also reminding owners of the dangers and say it could make pets seriously ill or even die as a result of the intense heat in vehicles.