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.
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?
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