Dogs in HOT cars, no bueno!

 

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Summer is here and it is officially SCORCHING¬†outside… and inside cars!

We always here stories about dogs being left in cars and how they either end up dead or with heat strokes but it amazes me how some people still leave their dogs in their cars anyway!

 

 

Do you know how HOT it gets inside a car?

When it’s hot outside, 72 degrees, a car in direct sunlight can reach an internal temperature of 116 degrees. I think this is the part that gets people. They think because it’s nice and breezy outside that the same would apply to the inside of their cars but that’s not the case at all. Even with these nice breezy days, where you leave 2 or 4 windows cracked, the temperature inside the car doesn’t get any cooler.

 

I know, I know, “BUT I WANT TO TAKE MY DOG WITH ME EVERYWHERE?!”

Which you can, just be sure you don’t leave them in car.

 

When you do take your furr baby with you be sure to:

– Use the drive-through (if possible)

– Go to Pet Friendly places that don’t mind if your 4 legged friend shops around with you

 

What you can do to help:

-Locate the Pet Parent

Walk in the store and ask that they page for the people over the loudspeaker

– Educate

If the owner(s) shows up, kindly and calmly explain to them the dangers of leaving their dog in their car

– Call the Police

In some states it is against the law to leave your dog in a car and if it isn’t in your state, it constitutes as animal cruelty! So don’t be afraid to stand your ground.

 

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Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
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