From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources...
On Saturday July 14th, WDNR Officers responded to six calls for dogs left in cars.
Five of the six calls were good intent calls and the animals were not in any danger or distress. The sixth call WDNR Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot and observed a vehicle parked with the windows slightly cracked and a small breed dog inside. The WDNR Officer took a surface temperature of a shaded part of the car with a temperature reading of 107.4 degrees fahrenheit.
The owners of the vehicle were paged in the store and the officer monitored the dog which was not showing signs of distress.
When the owners of the vehicle returned to the vehicle they were advised of the situation and the dog was checked by the officer.
Subsequently the dog owners were issued a citation by WDNR Officers due to the dangers of the hot vehicle.