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Thursday, 25 June 2015

What Can You Do If You See A Pet In A Hot Car? #NoHotPets

#nohotpets don't leave your pets in a hot car
Summer is here. Time for BBQ's, swimming, and so many fun outdoor activities with our pets.
However, summer also brings on thousands of animals at risk. At risk for what you ask? Each year the Ottawa Humane Society of Canada alone gets hundreds of phone calls from concerned citizens who have spotted a dog or cat who was left alone on a very hot day, in a very hot vehicle. It happens, and it happens far too much! Why don't people understand the fact that when it's hot, their pets are much better off at home, rather than coming with them to be left inside the car? Leaving your pet in the car during the summer can not only result in heat stroke, but can even lead to death...much quicker than you might think. What can you do if you see a pet in a hot car? 

 Here are just a few things You can do if you spot a pet in a hot car:

  • Immediately phone local animal control and/or 911. (For Ontario, Canada call: 310- SPCA)
  • Stay with the car until help arrives
  • If your at a store parking lot, go inside and notify the managers of the store. Most places will do their part to put out an announcement in the store to find the owner of the vehicle.
  • Keep your eyes peeled this summer. It happens every day. You can't help if you don't spot a pet in need. So be aware, and be prepared to take the necessary action. 
Living in Canada, I have taken the #NoHotPets pledge, through the Ontario SPCA. You can take the pledge here. Also, please take a moment to view this video created by the Ontario SPCA.




If your in the U.S, you can head over to the ASPCA to take their hot car pledge.
These pledges are basically you agreeing to do your part to save animals you see in a hot vehicle, as well as pledging not to leave your own pets in your vehicle.

This inforgraphic was created by the ASPCA. Showing exactly what happens, and how fast your car can actually heat up.


Hot cars are nothing to mess around with. Please, be smart, leave your pets at home if you know you have to go inside of stores or anywhere your dog may have to stay in the car. You may just save the life of your pet. 

Take the Ontario SPCA pledge here.
Take the ASPCA pledge here. 

The Sibe Tribe Is Curious To Know:
Have you ever came across a pet in a hot car?
What did you do?

Today's post is part of our Thoughtless Thursday blog hop.
Hosted by Ruckus The Eskie
Co hosted by Barking From The Bayou and me from Love is being owned by a husky.




32 comments:

  1. Very important matter, great post!

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  2. Great strategies! I'll take the pledge!

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  3. Great tips. I hate seeing pets locked in a hot car.

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    1. I know, me too. It's horrible and never ends well.

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  4. It's amazing how quickly a car heats up in the sun!

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    1. It is. And I don't think many people know just how fast it can happen

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  5. Just another reason we are not big summer fans. We can't ride along because of the hot car.

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  6. Great PSA. There was a story on our local news last night about pets being left in hot cars and how quickly cars can heat up. The animal control officer from our city said they do issue citations for the stupid peeps who do that.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Yes, it is so horrible, and happens so fast that it is simply best to avoid hot cars all together!!!

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  7. I absolutely hate going to the store in the summer. There is almost always one effing idiot that does this. One time I stood outside waiting for the cops for almost an hour. Finally the woman who owned the car came outside and I told her not to leave her dog in the car. How can people not know this? I just saw a dog died in a POLICE CAR!! WTF!!

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    1. I read about that dog in the police car too!!!!! People KNOW! They know! They choose not to listen. People always think, oh it won't happen to me...or oh, it's just for a minute, he'll be fine. *sigh*

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  8. NO HOT PETS, NO HOT PETS!!! Why on earth do people leave their dogs in hot cars??? There have been so many reminders and warnings, but yet it occurs and occurs. So sad.

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! people just don't listen. All we can do is put the word out there, and do our part if we see it happening.

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    1. I thought so too. And I have no problem pledges to do all that I can to keep animals safe from the heat of a vehicle :)

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  10. It is such a big problem with the simplest solution, Leave your dogs at home in the air conditioning. I'll take the pledge ☺

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself!!

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  11. You would think everyone would know better by now, but apparently they don't, so I'm glad to see you are spreading the word. We can't get it out there enough!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I know. Every single year all across the world warnings go out, cases come in, people don't listen....why? Senseless if you ask me. We definitely can't get it out there enough!

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  12. So right, and it's all so avoidable.

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  13. Good tips! We can't believe that people still do stoopid stuff like this...leaving an animal...or a kid for that matter...in a hot car.

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    1. UGH! I know!!! WHy don't people just stop putting their pets in danger!!???!!!

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  14. I've nevver had to rescue a dog from a hot car, fortunately. But I would in a heartbeat if I had to. I'm very careful about taking my dog anywhere in a car in the summer. If I have to do more than just run into the corner store, I leave him home. It's not worth it. That's a good infographic. Thanks for sharing. :) Thanks for the blog hop too. I've added my link.

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    1. Hi Jeanne :) Thanks for popping by and joining our hop. If more people thought way, and left their dogs at home during the summer months, so many tragedies could be avoided!!!

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  15. I've already seen several stories about dogs being left in cars this summer and it's only June! :(

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    1. Ahh I know, me too!! That is what inspired me to write this post :(

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  16. People make me so mad when they leave pets in the car, urgh, great tips.

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