'They can die. They can flat out die in a very short time'

ISSAQUAH -- Just a few moments under the hot sun can take a toll on humans, but imagine being an animal left behind in a car.

Police say it's often up to them, or strangers, to pull a pet out of the dangerous heat.

In a test today, KOMO reporter Mark Miller found that the inside temperature of his car jumped from 103 degrees to 125 degrees in just thirty minutes. The outside temperature was in the low 80's during the experiment.

Watch Miller as he sits in a hot car and conducts a test to show what can happen inside cars during hot summer months.