I hope you all had a PAW-tastic weekend!
It's Monday, yes I know, but instead of barking, growling and hissing about it, let's look at the bright side . . .
*crickets chirp in the background*
Um . . . hello? Bright side, are you around?
That brings us to today's
"Oh My Dog" post.
Hot sun means hot vehicles.
Hot vehicles means far to many pets being left in them every year. Every year we always hear stories about the unthinkable happening, due to our pets being left in cars during the summer. Yet, still every year, it continues to happen.
Today, and all summer, I am joining the #nohotpets campaign.
I have taken the no hot pets pledge. You can too! Just click HERE to learn more.
(This is through the Ontario SPCA, but you can take the pledge from where ever you are)
I pledge, to not walk past a car without a second glance, which contains a dog on a hot day.
I pledge to do my part in educating people about the safety of their pets throughout the summer.
I pledge to spread the word about the #nohotpets campaign.
Will YOU take the pledge?
What will your own personal views be towards your pledge?
I found these next photo's on Google images. I just had to post it!
Take a moment to watch this short video as well. A message from the Ontario SPCA
I have a story that I was going to share with you today as part of my #nohotpets campaign as well, however, I do not want to go into specific details, as I do try my best to keep my blog upbeat, and bring smiles to your day. BUT, please keep in mind, that turning a blind eye to things, doesn't make it go away, and the more awareness we are able to spread, the better.
A Canadian woman has been accused of leaving 6 dogs in the back of a truck on a very hot day, as she went into a place of business. The woman did not own these dogs, however she was their dog walker.
She had originally claimed that the dogs must have been stolen out of the vehicle.
However, the bodies of all six were found . . . perished.
As far as I have been able to find through research, there have not yet been charges laid upon the woman, but she has been accused of leaving them in her vehicle, and thereby misleading the police into a stolen pet situation, when in fact, the police believe she disposed of the bodies when she realized they had perished in her truck. There is a news clip, and more of the story, should you choose to read it, you can find it HERE.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families whom the dogs belonged to.
Thank you all for taking the time to read our impawtant post today.
My readers, (pssssst . . . that's YOU!) are good people, (and good pets too!) SO, I know I don't have to remind you. But please share and take the pledge, in order to spread awareness about this. Also use the #nohotpets to show your participation.
It is just as important to keep your dogs safe in heat outdoors as well as in vehicles. Please make sure your pets have shade and water to keep them cool while playing outside. And do not leave them out on super hot days, for to long.
Stay tuned tomorrow to see what we received in this months Bowzer Box!