We see so many tragic stories this time of year of pets being left in hot cars perishing from heat stroke. Often times it is a well meaning pet parent who intended to be kind to their pet who begged to come with them. However, the kindest thing you can do is leave your pet home where it is safe and cool. If you feel like your furry family member is really missing out, leave them home, run your errands and bring them a special treat or toy. Spend a little more time playing their favorite game or just cuddling on the couch. They will be just as happy that you did that for them.
Below is a chart of just how quickly the temperatures rise in a vehicle...even with the windows cracked. And remember, if you see an animal in distress in a hot car, call 911 immediately. Don't even bother going in to the store and rely on the owner to respond to a call of the intercom. The police can respond and do what is necessary to help the animal.
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