K9 Police Cars Regulate Temps in Summer

k9MEDFORD, Ore. — People ┬ákeeping their pets in hot vehicles is a problem every summer, and police said temperatures inside cars can climb into triple digits in a matter of minutes even with the windows are cracked.

Because of this, Medford Police are using specially made cars for its K9 agents to travel in. When an officer and the K9 arrive on scene, if the K9 stays in the vehicle, the car keeps running automatically with the A/C on and a censor in the car that monitors the temperatures constantly to keep it at a suitable level for the dog.

Tune in to NewsWatch 12 at 5 & 6 tonight to get a look at how these vehicles operate and what happens when temperatures get too high in the car.