Ms McAlpine highlighted research by Dog’s Trust which shows that many people believe it is fine to leave a dog in a hot car if counter-measures are taken, such as leaving a window open or parking under a tree.
In fact, under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog, should its body exceed 41°C.
The SNP MSP for South Scotland warned that even on wet or cooler days, leaving a pet in the car can be dangerous.
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