In the Town Crier’s “Mjolnir’s Dog Tales” this past week, it said when you leave your dog in your car on a warm day, to be sure to open at least two car windows for your dog.

Your dog should not even be left in your car on warm/hot days. Get the facts. Your car can heat up in minutes and send your dog into heat stroke and possible death, even if your car windows are open.

If it’s 72˚ outside, your car can heat up to over 100˚ within five to 10 minutes. You wouldn’t leave your human child in a warm/hot car would you?

If you want to keep your dog from dying a tragic death and to live a long life, leave him/her at home on a warm/hot day. They’ll be happier and safer there and will thank you for it.

By the way, I think it was irresponsible for this particular “Mjolnir’s Dog Tales” to be posted in the paper without checking the facts.

Barbara Reese

Editor’s note: The cartoonist and the editor agree with this letter. The cartoonist said his advice applies if you can’t leave your dog at home and can’t take it with you where you are going, as in most buildings.