SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Given how temperate San Francisco is, it doesn’t seem like pets in hot weather would be such an issue, but in August the average temperature is 70 degrees. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett reminds us that on the same day it could be 20 degrees hotter at the end of the BART line in Dublin-Pleasanton.
That’s where we see most of the problems are in the inland hot weather. Most commonly it’s dogs being left in cars.
“We can’t stress enough how hot it can get in a car, even with the windows cracked,” she said.
Scarlett said if it’s a day that you’re wearing a t-shirt in San Francisco or if it’s a hot day, you can’t leave your car in the car.