We can't say it enough:  You can't leave kids and pets in a hot car for even a second. Lansing area police had to break a car window over the weekend to rescue a dog that was left inside.

The East Lansing Police Department said they actually fielded several calls over the weekend (7/23 - 7/24) when temperatures reached 90 degrees.

This Facebook comment on the Capital Area Humane Society's Facebook page sums it up beautifully:

Dog Facebook comment
Capital Area Humane Society via Facebook

Officers Had to Break a Car Window to Rescue a Dog

According to the Facebook post, cops had to break a car window to rescue a dog that was in distress after being left in a locked car with the windows rolled up.

"Tonight we responded to yet another one of these calls. Upon arrival, our Officers found a dog locked in a car with the windows rolled up, parked in the sun. After observing the dog in distress, and in fear for the dogs welfare, officers broke the window and removed the dog safely."


Police Aren't Apologizing for Their Actions

The police department went on to say that leaving children and/or animals in a hot car with no ventilation is a crime and noted that they will do what they have to do in order to save the life of a child or animal.

"Leaving your animal AND/OR children in a vehicle with no ventilation, is a crime and will be handled as such."


Technically, There is No Michigan Law

Unfortunately, according to this website, there is no Michigan law prohibiting pet owners from leaving pets unattended in a locked vehicle regardless of the outside temperature.

14 Famous and Notable People from Lansing, Michigan

Michigan has produced many celebrities and famous people over the years. Check out 14 famous or notable people born in the state Capital of Lansing, Michigan here. 

Take a Look Inside the Most Expensive Home on the Market in Genesee County

Looking for a new home and love the thought of living on the lake? Well, do we have the perfect place for you! This home right on Lake Fenton is the priciest piece of property in Genesee County. A total of 7132+ sq. ft., there are 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, 6 plus car garages, and a view to die for. The place is perfect for a big family, maybe with the in-laws spending extra time since it boasts 2 separate living spaces with private entrances. The master suite has a custom closet Carrie Bradshaw would be impressed with. There's a theatre room, exercise room, and so much more. Take a little look inside!

20 Landmarks Along I-75 in Michigan Most of Us Would Recognize

When taking a trip up north in Michigan, we all have certain landmarks that we look for along the way. Do you recognize these 20 spots along I-75?

More From Cars 108