Grand Strand Humane Society wants to remind everyone responsible for an animal to be extremely cautious during the hot summer months.
"Do not leave your beloved animal in a car for even a few minutes", said Executive Director, Sandy Brown. She added, "even if you leave the windows down in a car, an animal cannot survive high heat.
To leave your animal in extreme heat is considered animal cruelty as addressed in the City of Myrtle Beach Ordinances; Section 4-4. You will face a large fine, jail time; possibly lose custody of your pet. Your pet could suffer brain damage and death."
The following chart will show how quickly a closed car will become a death trap for an animal: