Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cool Dogs, Hot Cars, and Safety for Pets

The "dog days" of summer can be dangerous for pets – especially those pets left inside hot cars. Every year, countless dogs die after being locked in cars while their owners work, visit, shop, or run other errands. These tragic deaths are entirely preventable.

Did you know that on a 78 degree day, temperatures inside a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees -- and hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun! It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Visit Red Rover for more information, and take the pledge to NEVER leave your pets in a hot car!