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      Unbearable heat poses threats to pets

      With temperatures reaching near 90, the inside of a car can be twice as hot and pose a serious threat to your pets.

      If a dog is left unattended inside a vehicle for 15 minutes, studies have shown the animal could suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke. While there's no specific law in the state of Michigan against leaving a dog inside a vehicle, a person could spend up to four years in prison or a $5,000 fine for inhumane treatment.

      Terri Ahonen says she'd never leave her eight month old goldendoodle in the car.

      "It's very dangerous especial this time of year," said Ahonen. "The temperatures on the car can rise very quickly, so you need to be a responsible pet owner."

      If you see a pet left unattended in a vehicle, authorities recommend you call the police.