Dog left locked in the back of a van in 26 degree heat
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Dog left locked in the back of a van in 26 degree heat

As temperatures soar, there remains a few pet owners who seem to keep forgetting about their animals in the heat.

Gardaí have appealed for the public to be aware of their pets' welfare as a dog was left trapped in a van at a festival in Dublin today.

The pooch was locked in the back of the vehicle in 26-degree heat at the Bray groove festival.

Gardaí managed to get into the van and rescue the dog from the increasing heat.

The Garda Info Twitter account shared in a tweet: "This little fella was left locked in the back of a van today in 26 degree heat at the Bray groove festival.

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"Gardaí managed to get into the van and rescue the dog. Please don’t leave animals locked in vehicles on hot days," they added.