DOG OWNERS are warned not to leave their animals in cars as the summer weather heats up.
The RSPCA is urging pet owners to take their dogs with them as they head out this summer and not leave them in cars.
An incident early in June saw a Jack Russell terrier and spaniel left in a car which had been parked in full exposure to the sun near Llandudno's pier.
Members of the public attempted to cool down the car and contacted the RSPCA, and the dogs were deemed out of risk by the time an inspector arrived.
The dogs were then monitored by the inspector until the owner returned to the car. The owner was then issued with a warning and advice.
Inspector Mike Pugh said: "I recorded the outside temperature of 18C with the cool wind making it appear quite chilly.
However the temperature inside the car rose to 30C and without the quick thinking of the public the outcome for the dogs and their owner could have been quite different."
“Most people seem to know the ‘don’t leave dogs in hot cars’ message, but I think they just don’t think anything bad will happen to their pets, particularly if they’re just leaving them for a few minutes."