Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thoughtless Thursday: #NoHotPets

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.

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  1. Good to remind us Spencer. Pets left in cars is a no no. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I got this in my email as well, and it is set to post next week BOL!!!
    Very important! Thats for sure! I will never walk away from a car if it is hot and there has been a dog left there. NEVER! So many years have passed with our pets dyeing in cars, it's unreal to me that people still do this!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  3. Excellent reminders Spencer. I think more and more folks are becoming aware of this problem although I fear we will read some bad news this summer. Let's hope not.

  4. Great minds think alike. We had a very similar post today just cause we were so saddened by the accident in BC. Hopefully we can continue to remind people.

  5. We don't tend to go in the car unless we can get out of it at the other end.

  6. What a great way to spread awarness. I love that hashtag. Thanks for sharing on Thoughtless Thursday! - Ruckus the Eskie

  7. thank you for sharing this MOST IMPORTANT INFO!

  8. Summer is a bummer because we can't be left in the car, we have to stay home more. Better to be home than dead, but at least in the winter we can ride along. People need to think for a change about the heat.

  9. Great reminder as we get closer to the summer. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Another great reminder, Spencer! Down here in South Florida, it is amazing how many people will leave their pets in the car...even when temps reach over 100F! Stupid people. Unfortunately, many dogs have died as a result. So sad.