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Monday, 26 May 2014

OMD Mondays - #nohotpets campaign

Hiya everyone!

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?

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Ok, moving on, we had a super hot weekend! The air conditioners are now installed, and the outdoor play was held off strictly for afternoon, when the sun wasn't so hot.

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!

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Love those!

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.

 photo giveawaybrace_zps5afa86ff.png Stay tuned tomorrow to see what we received in this months Bowzer Box!



35 comments:

  1. Well she does certainly sound guilty. But innocent until proven otherwise I suppose. Maybe they need more evidence or something. Great message today!

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  2. No Hot Pets! Great Message and PSA!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  3. You are COMPLETELY right! Thanks for again spreading the message that should never stop being spread!!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl's World!

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  4. Hear, hear. Cars and pets are a big NO. Have a great memorial day and a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly! Have a great memorial day!

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  5. No charges yet? MOUSES!

    I'm hopin' the police are still workin' on their evidence, dottin' their 'i's and crossin' their 't's and whatnot. Makin' sure that when she is charged, the charges stick and the maximum penalties are applied.

    My Peep #1 says, if you really love your dog, leave him or her at home. No need for a dog to go to the grocery store or a bar or anywhere else where he or she will be left in the parkin' lot. No need at all.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. Your right, there is no need. I understand the want to bring your pet with you wherever you go, but when it put their safety and lives at risk, it is simply not worth it.
      I will keep you updated if I hear anything about the case, they knew something wasn't right about her story which is why they came to this conclusion.
      Thanks Niss

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  6. Great post, thank you so much for spreading the word about hot days and pets. All I can say about that women is URGH!

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    1. Your welcome, and I appreciate you coming by to read.
      I know....I will definitely be following this case, and will have updates as soon as I hear anything.
      Thanks JoAnn

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  7. I think dogs in hot cars should be treated like a child in a hot car.

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    1. Your absolutely right Mary! I agree!

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  8. I read that news story the other day too and was horrified. This is such an important message to spread - thanks for doing so.

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    1. Yes, I was in shock as well. I mean, it's not rocket science! Don't leave pets or kids in hot cars! People just don't take it seriously until something actually happens and it is far to late!
      Thanks Slim!

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  9. Thank you for helping to spread this important message. It's so sad to see the number of pet deaths this time of year that are completely preventable.

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    1. Your welcome. It is sad. It's not like it's a hard concept to grasp! Just don't leave your pets in the car! Sounds pretty simple to me!
      Thank you for coming by!

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  10. Such an important message! Good reminders! We hope there is never another sad story about dogs in cars.

    Love and licks,
    Genevieve

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    1. Thank you!
      I hope so too, sadly, I know there will be. people just wont learn.
      Thank you for coming by!

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  11. Super great post and I pinned and shared all over! I will gladly smash a windshield to help a dog in a hot car! xoxo

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    1. Thank so much Caren!
      I really appreciate you sharing!
      I would smash a window in a heart beat if I had to! For a dog, a cat, or any other pet, and for our human children as well!
      Thanks for coming!

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  12. Thanks for a very timely reminder. It is way too hot down here to even think about leaving any living creature in a car. Every summer we see on the news where another baby has died from being left inside a hot vehicle. As for your pets, they love being with us, but sometimes they just need to stay home.

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    1. You are very welcome!
      It is so sad to hear these darn stories all summer long, I don't know why people just don't LEARN!!!! Sometimes they do need to stay home, your right, and that what shows we truly love them!

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  13. Its important to keep reminding people its amazing how many people think it's ok to leave dogs in cars

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    1. I know right?!
      They always have excuses too, like they were only in the car for a minute, or it wasn't "that" hot.....will they ever learn Misaki?

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  14. 6 dogs all dead of heat? One is too many. That is so sad. :(

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    1. I know :/ it is a horrid story for sure!

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  15. What a very important reminder and message. We get some very hot weather here in MN. Glogirly promises to never walk past a car with a pet inside without taking action.
    xo Katie

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    1. That's a great promise! So nice to see you here Katie :) Thank you for coming by

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  16. Mom and Dad never walk past...they try to find owner and educate them on how bot the car becomes and how fast

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    1. That's great! Education is the best tool.....then again, so is a smashed window hehehehehe!

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  17. It's an important message. Some people still don't realise just how quickly a car heats up inside.

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    1. I know! People never think it will happen to them...so many excuses all of the time. Just leave your pet at home if you plan on going into stores when it's hot outside. It is not that hard!
      Thanks Clowie :)

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  18. Great post! I will never understand why people continue to leave their pets in hot cars.

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    1. Thanks Lisa!
      I don't understand it either!
      It is not a hard concept to grasp!!

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