DEAR ABBY: Now that summer is here, please remind your readers never to leave their dogs or other pets in their cars - even for ''just a minute.'' I understand that owners may think they will be gone only a brief period and the animal will be OK, but it takes only three minutes for the inside of a car to become much hotter than it is outside. In such heat, the pet's body can shut down, and it will die.
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