Police rescue dogs from baking unattended car

Lincolnshire Police have urged dog owners to take care not to leave their animals in unattended cars amid forecasts of soaring temperatures in coming days and weeks.

The appeal was made after officers were called out to three dogs in an unattended vehicle in the Seaways Caravan site near Skegness , shortly after midday today. The dogs - a huskie and two German Shepherds - were all unhurt.

The RSPCA advises owners not to leave dogs alone in cars, and that cracking open a window is not enough to ensure their safety.

They added that temperatures can quickly soar inside a vehicle, even when it isn’t that hot outside.

It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it’s not that warm. In fact, when it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can soar to 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes."

– RSPCA spokesman