Good Samaritans temperature guns

This Monday, July 2, 2012 photo shows Los Angeles Police Officer Jim Cherrette holding a temperature record stick in Los Angeles to demonstrate how hot a closed car can get. Good Samaritans, temperature guns and tougher laws are the newest tools in the campaign to keep animals out of hot cars, where just minutes can mean death. More calls are coming in about overheated dogs _ and officials say that's a good thing, because more people are aware of the problem and calling before it's too late. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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