Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand.
Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78 degree farenheit / 25 degree celcuis day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100*F / 38*C in just minutes, and on a 90-degree farenheit / 32 degree celsius day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109*F / 43*C in less than 10 minute.
1. Gather info
Note the car’s color, make, and model, and write down the license plate number or take a picture of it.
2. Notify Others
If there’s time, go into the nearest building and find a manager. Remember: It only takes minutes for a dog to suffer brain damage when the weather is hot. Time is of the essence!
Politely ask the manager to page the owner of the car. BE PERSISTENT!
3. Monitor the dog
Go back outside and wait by the car. (Don’t leave until the dog is safe!)