Prevent Dogs Dying in Hot Cars
Don't leave your dog alone in a car (in a caravan or at home in a conservatory). If you are going out - think carefully about what you should do with your dog. You should never leave your dog alone in a car.
It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it's not that warm. A car temperature can sore to over double the outside temperature in a matter of minutes. Remember the glass in a car acts like a greenhouse, this sends temperatures rising. Dogs cannot sweat, like us humans, so they have no way of cooling down. They pant to try and cool down but this can't happen in a stuffy car. Even leaving a window partly open or putting up a sunshield will not keep your car cool enough. Leaving them in a car on a hot or just warm day can have fatal consequences - don't let this happen.
Under the Animal Welfare Act, we all have a legal duty to care for our animals and if you put your animal at risk you could face prosecution. You would also have to live with the fact that your actions resulted in terrible suffering for your pet. If you see a dog in a car on a warm day, please call the police.
Keep your pets safe - please share this message and help dog owners understand the dangers they are putting their dogs in by leaving them in cars on warm days.
Published in Healthy Hounds | 8 May 2013