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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Authorities in several local communities responded over the weekend to reports of pets left inside cars during the sweltering heat.

Despite the efforts of bystanders and first responders, three dogs died after they were left inside a vehicle outside a Jamestown market.

Joe Warzycha, president of the R.I. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said no matter the circumstance, never leave a pet inside a car. Instead, leave them at home or with a sitter.

“Even if you leave the air conditioner on, a car can fail,” Warzycha said.

In the video below, Warzycha demonstrates how quickly the conditions inside a vehicle can become deadly.

The RISPCA also provided a chart to show how hot the interior of your car can get within just 10 minutes:

Outside TemperatureInside Temperature
70 degrees89 degrees
75 degrees94 degrees
80 degrees99 degrees
85 degrees104 degrees
90 degrees109 degrees
95 degrees114 degrees

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