This amusing public service announcement comes from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, located mere steps from my house:
Arlington Mill Drive South, 2600 block, Jan. 15. Animal shelter staff members investigating noise in their parking lot found a howling beagle in a vehicle with its front paws on the horn button. When they asked people inside the shelter whether anyone had left a dog in a car, a man ran out with keys in hand. He said his pet often embarrassed him by honking the horn while howling. He was advised that the beagle should not be left alone in the car, especially during extreme temperatures.