How To Prevent Hot Car Deaths In Dogs
If you’re lucky enough to have a dog in your life, you want to take them everywhere you go. For those of us with hearts that melt like snow cones in august, it’s painful to leave your dog at home, even if it’s just for a short trip to the grocery store. Their disappointed eyes and that defeated posture can nag you as you slowly close the door and reassure them (as best as you can) that they’re a good dog, and you’ll be right back. You’re always tempted to simply take them along. They get the excitement of a car ride, and you don’t have to imagine them being alone at home, staring at the door, wondering when you’ll be back.
But this solution runs into one major obstacle: what are you going to do with the pup once you actually arrive at your destination? Unless you have a friend in the city government who can slip you a seeing-eye dog license, you’ll be asked to take the dog outside the moment those automatic doors slide open. You could also leave them in car. But if it’s warm outside, that can be dangerous - even deadly.
Pet owners often underestimate just how hot it gets inside of a car on a hot day. They think that it’s not a big deal to leave your dog in the car for a short while. But the truth is that the temperature in a car can rise over 100 degrees in even moderately warm weather in a matter of minutes. To increase awareness of this problem, we have published this infographic courtesy of Crimewire. It includes some shocking statistics about the dangers of hot cars to pets. Share it with all the pet lovers you know so more people understand just how deadly the inside of a hot car can be for our furry friends.