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'Beat the Heat' raises awareness about children and pets left in hot cars

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn University vet workers have started a public service safety campaign called "Beat The Heat."

This campaign was to raise awareness about children and pets left in hot cars.

The Auburn Concessions Board awarded the group a grant to purchase and distribute hundreds of safety decals.

You are asked to pick one up at the Auburn and Opelika chamber as well as the au bookstore and put them on the car.

Auburn vet tech, Hollie Lee, helped start the public service message after a scary incident last year.

"I was in the parking lot of a business last summer and I noticed a dog in heat distress, left in a car when it was 90 degrees outside and I can't even imagine how hot it was inside," Hollie said, with Auburn's Beat the Heat.

Lee called the police and was able to rescue the dog by locating the owner. Beat the Heat encourages everyone to keep an eye out for children and pets left in vehicles and take action if you see something.

If an incident happens you should get the vehicle's information, notify police, the closest business owner and stay with the vehicle until help arrives.

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