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Owners could be prosecuted if pets are left in hot cars

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.