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Police: 2 people warned after leaving dogs in hot car

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -

Two people left dogs in hot cars on the Fourth of July in Marshfield, according to the Marshfield Police Department.

Police were called after one person allegedly left a dog in their car in the Walmart parking lot for 15-20 minutes with the windows cracked. A woman from Unity allegedly left two dogs in her car in the Marshfield Mall parking lot.

The woman told police that she was inside for 15-20 minutes but didn't think that was long enough to be dangerous and that she wasn't trying to hurt her dogs.

"It's mind boggling to me that people don't understand that that's gotta be terrible for your pet when they're in your car windows up," said Marshfield ordinance officer Bob Larsen.

It was 90 degrees in Marshfield Wednesday. Officials said after 10 minutes the inside of a car can be 109 degrees. Larsen said a dog can start suffering from permanent brain damage and even death at those temperatures.

The two people were given warnings.

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