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A 20-year-old Cottonwood man was issued a citation after police were called to the Cottonwood Walmart on a report of a dog locked in a vehicle in 100-degree heat. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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Dog Day Afternoon: What’s the law on leaving dogs locked in cars in summer heat?

The Cottonwood Police Department policy is not to open vehicles with dogs locked inside in extreme temperatures as high as 100 degrees unless the dog is showing imminent danger.