Crap - dog dies in Nebraska

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Someone just did not understand basic air movement - from the Omaha World-Herald:

Dog dies in Omaha after being left in air-conditioned SUV for 3 hours
A German shepherd died Sunday after being left in an air-conditioned SUV for about three hours at a west Omaha restaurant, and animal control officials say the dog’s death is a reminder that heat kills.

The owners of the dog told animal control officers that they had left their SUV running and the air conditioning on, said Mark Langan of the Nebraska Humane Society.

The problem:

The dog had been placed in a plastic kennel in the far back of the SUV, next to the rear window. The vehicle was not parked in the spot of shade available in the restaurant parking lot, according to a waitress.

The car was parked in direct sunlight and even though the air conditioning was running, the vents on the crate were not able to convey the cool air to the inside. The direct sunlight through the window heated the crate and killed the poor dog.

When I am on the road, I always make sure to park in the shade and leave the windows open. I love their company (and they love riding with me) but if the skies are clear and the temp is above 70, I always leave them at home. Sad story...

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