DOGS die in hot cars Newton Abbot police have warned as they are receiving a growing number of calls from people concerned about pets left in vehicles.
The warning comes as temperatures rose across Teignbridge.
The town's police took to Facebook to warn: 'Today (Sunday) we have seen an increase in calls to us reporting dogs being left in cars on a hot day.
'If you see signs of heatstroke in a dog. Call 999.
'Many people think it's ok to leave their dog in the car if they're parked in the shade or the windows are open.
'But a car can become as hot as an oven, even when the weather doesn't feel that warm.
'When it's 22 degrees celsius outside, the car could reach an unbearable 47 degrees within an hour.
They list five signs of heatstroke:
1. IS THE DOG PANTING HEAVILY?
2. IS THE DOG DROOLING EXCESSIVELY?
3. DOES THE DOG APPEAR LETHARGIC, DROWSY OR UNCOORDINATED?
4. IS THE DOG VOMITING?
5. HAS THE DOG COLLAPSED?