The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Editorial: Be mindful of pets in summer heat


Much like 2015, this has been a hot summer in Southwest Montana.

The past week temperatures have cracked 90 degrees and are inching close to triple digits. Over the past several days, I have noticed one disturbing trend at various stops throughout town.

I have driven into parking lots and seen dogs inside of vehicles with the window not rolled down or barely cracked at all. This is just wrong. I’m well aware most people know this, but it happens more than it should.

I would like everyone who does this to spend about 20 minutes inside of a car in 90 degree heat with no source of air. It...

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