App Introduced to Keep Police Dogs Cool

It is a very sad story we have unfortunately read all too often in the news: animals are left in hot cars during the sweltering summer months. Many times, dogs can become ill or even die from being exposed to the heat in a car by becoming dehydrated. Even cracking a window in a car is often not enough to prevent a dog from dying due to exposure to the oppressive and often deadly heat especially in areas of the county where temperatures can quickly rise over one hundred degrees or even more with humidity.

Thanks to advancements in technology that seemingly happen at the speed of light, there is a great new way to ensure animals stay safe while in a hot car. In the city of Clarkstown in the state of New York, police dogs in particular are safer than ever. Two donors recently purchased technology for the Clarkstown Police Department in the form of a phone app. The app is used by officers to monitor each of the department’s dogs when they are left inside of a patrol car. An antenna is used to inform officers of the temperature inside of the car and it will also automatically roll down the windows of the car if it becomes too hot for the police dogs to tolerate.

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Officers like Michael Keane work each day with their dogs, but do not take the dogs out of the vehicle on every call so it is common that the dogs are inside of a hot car. Police cars are typically kept on so that air conditioning is being used, but if the car were to stall or gets too hot, they get a notification on the app. The app monitors all levels inside the car and informs officers and even the main office and other officers. What a great invention!

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