Summer is here, kids will be out of school soon, and the weather will continue to get hotter.
Don't Forget You Pet is a campaign that started by the Ontario SPCA. In this campaign, they are spreading the word about how dangerous it is to leave you pet in the car.
Why Pets and Vehicles Don't Mix
- Dogs normal body temperature is about 102 degreesF
- Dogs have a limited ability to sweat
- In a hot environment, even for a brief time can be life threatening
- After reaching a body temp of 106 degrees F, it doesn't take long for a pet to begin suffering irreparable brain damage or death
- Even parking in the shade and having the windows open on a mild day can rapidly reach very dangerous levels
How can I help, you ask.
First, you can check out #NoHotPets website and pledge. Pledge that others wont find a hot pet in your vehicle! While supplies last, to help you continue to share this message you will receive a free No Hot Pets window decal that you can place in your car window.
Second, you can help by sharing this campaigns message with others. Visit their website for more resources, handouts, and downloads.
Third, if you spot an unattended pet in a vehicle that appears to be suffering from heat exhaustion, do not hesitate to call for help.