ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- The Odessa Police Department Animal Control Unit have today announced the start of Operation CARing.
Leaving your pet in a hot vehicle, even for as little as 10 minutes can endanger the life of your furry friend.
It is against the law to leave animals in a hot car. As such, OPD will be on the lookout for unattended animals this summer.
Pet owners who violate the city ordinance may receive a citation, face animal cruelty charges, and incur the cost of a broken window if officers nee to break in to save your pet.