Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Danger of Dogs in Warm/Hot Cars

NEVER leave your pet in a car in the heat—even with windows down, which presents other hazards: your pet being stolen, escaping, or getting hurt trying to escape! What seems hot to you is hotter to your pet! A good rule of thumb is never leave your pet in the car if it is above 60 degrees outside. It does not take long for the temperature in the car to rise!

Call 911 if you see a dog in a car in warmer weather. If help does not arrive right away, here are steps you can take to rescue the pet in the meantime.

If you are not sure if you should leave your dog in the car, use this resource, "How hot do cars get?"

You can put in your ZIP code in this online resource to find out if it's hot car weather.

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