Pet owners will be cited if pets are left inside vehicles during hot weather |

Pet owners will be cited if pets are left inside vehicles during hot weather

Tribune staff report

El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during hot weather. Henry Brzezinski, Chief of Animal Services said the animal will be removed and pet owners will be cited. The owner could face fines up to $500 and/or up to six months in jail, including possible felony charges if the pet is severely harmed or dies.

To report a pet in distress, contact Animal Services at (530) 621-5795 on the West Slope or (530) 573-7925 in South Lake Tahoe. Animal Services is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. For more information about Animal Services, visit

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