St. George authorities are warning the public about leaving pets and children in cars as temperatures rise in Utah.

St. George Police Officer, Tiffany Atkin, says the department sees a lot of people leave animals in cars all the time and sometimes with kids while the car is running, but it's a risk to leave them in a running vehicle.

The Humane Society says temperatures inside parked cars could rise almost 20 degrees and rolling the windows down isn't effective.

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