Officer Ashley Brown of SCRAPS uses an infrared thermometer to read the temperature of the leather seats in a car that was parked with a small dog inside Saturday, July 17, 2010 outside Value Village in Spokane Valley.
Animal Control Officer Ashley Brown climbs onto a car to try and unlock it through the sunroof to free a dog left in the car on a hot day Saturday, July 17, 2010 along Sprague in Spokane Valley. It took her only a few minutes to unlock the car and release the dog, which was warm to the touch and panting, a sign that the heat was beginning to affect the dog.
Officer Ashley Brown of SCRAPS holds a small yorkie freed from a locked car in a parking lot along Sprague in Spokane Valley and calls a local vet to request a veterinarian to look at the dog Saturday, July 17, 2010. The dog was warm to the touch and panting when freed.
Officer Ashley Brown of SCRAPS puts a notice in a car after she freed the yorkie from the parked car in front of Valley Village in Spokane Valley Saturday, July 17, 2010. The owner returned to the car after Brown took the animal to a veterinarian and later met Brown at the vet's office where he was ticketed for leaving the dog in the hot car.
Dr. Mark Vosberg of Liberty Lake holds a yorkie taken from a hot car outside Value Village Saturday, July 17, 2010 in Spokane Valley. The dog was warm to the touch and panting.