Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But with warmer weather approaching, it can be deadly.
The Peoria County Animal Protection Services are reminding pet owners to not leave their furry friends locked in hot cars.
In the summer, vehicle temperatures can be at least 20 degrees higher than the outside temperature.
Illinois state law prohibits a person to confine any animal in a motor vehicle that will place its life or health in a threating situation. A person convicted violating this law will be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.