Let us not forget that the heat can last through October in the US, depending on the year and the part of the country you are in. And this year the heat has been horrible. Please do not leave your pets or children in the car unattended for any reason… for any length of time, even minutes. Temperatures in the car, even with the windows cracked can reach high enough levels to cause brain damage and death very quickly!
And if you see that a pet, a child or elderly person is left unattended in a vehicle or a truck bed, please call the police, animal control, the fire department or other emergency services. Immediately and break the window if help does not come within minutes or you perceive danger for the victim. Also offer water while you wait for help if possible.
Temperatures Are Rising: Be a Dog Defender: Help Save Animals This Summer! Cool Ideas for Hot Dogs – Please be proactive and vocal… you could be saving a life and definitely saving animals of a lot of suffering!!
Call the ASPCA, Humane Society, etc. for ‘Pets in Hot Cars flyers’ (like the one above) to keep in your glovebox to give out when appropriate, or make and design one yourself. And please distribute them in your neighborhood to help educate people about the danger of leaving pets in hot cars.
Please step up for abused and neglected pets and animals. Help them and be their voice. Call the authorities if you suspect a problem. It is always better to err on the pet’s or animal’s (or child’s) side! And always call animal services or the police if you see a pet locked in a car and/or out in a yard where it has no access to shade and water! More animals die from ignorant, neglectful and cruel owners than from diseases!!
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