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Augusta Group Wants Heat Warning Signs For Kids And Pets

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It's warming up in the CSRA and that hot weather can be dangerous for kids and pets. Some in Augusta want to spread the word.

The Animal Control Advisory Board wants the city to put up warning signs in parking lots about the dangers of leaving children and pets in vehicles on hot days.

"The signs we are planning as a board and as a committee is to get them put up in private parking lots such as Daniel Village and that type of thing but what we would like the city to do is put them at recreational park areas where high amounts of people tend to go and have their pets, Pendleton King Park...Diamond Lakes...places like that," says B.B. Langham, chairman of the Animal Control Advisory Board.

 The signs would read "warning heat kills children and pets in parked vehicles," and  "in an emergency call 911."

An Augusta Commission committee did recommend allowing public safety officers to break windows to rescue pets or children in distress.

The full Commission votes next week.

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