How to help a pet left in a hot car

  • Take down the car's make, model and license plate number.
  • If there are businesses nearby, notify their managers or store employees  and ask them to make an announcement to find the car owner. Many people are unaware of the danger of leaving pets in hot cars and will quickly return to their vehicle once they are alerted to the situation.
  • If the owner can't be found, call the non-emergency number (919-775-5531)  and wait by the car for them to arrive or until a deputy arrives.