NEVER leave your pet in a hot car. Here are some alternatives to keep them safe & cool.
Our weather has gone from cool to scorching in a matter of days — while we’re taking advantage of it & enjoying our time in the heat with our pets, just remember never to leave your pet in a hot car. Even leaving them unattended in a vehicle shut off for “just a short while” with the windows cracked, your vehicle’s cabin temperature can quickly rise to unbearable conditions.
Life-threatening effects can occur to a pet left alone for a short time in a hot car.
“Pet owners are reminded not to leave their pets in a vehicle during hot weather. The temperature rises dramatically inside a vehicle when no air is circulating and can seriously injure or kill the animal.
The Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act allows an animal protection officer or a person authorized by the animal protection officer to enter a motor vehicle, using the force necessary, for the purpose of attending to the needs of the animal. If you see an animal in a vehicle that appears to be in distress, call the local authorities immediately.”