National Dog Week: Why You Should Never Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car

The last week of September is National Dog Week, and as such, we’d like to remind you about one of the biggest safety concerns for dog and car owners.

It’s never, ever safe to leave your dog locked in a parked car when the weather outside is warm. Inside the car, the temperate can rise incredibly quickly, which tragically results in the death of many pets each year, via heat exhaustion.

Even if you’re just going to make a quick trip into the store, the risk is certainly not worth it. In just minutes – even with the windows partially opened – the interior of the vehicle can hit temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit, fast.

If you are in a parking lot or elsewhere, and you see a dog locked in a car on a hot day, call the authorities, immediately. If you’re nearby a store, it might even be a good idea to alert them so that they can make an announcement.

As we approach winter, the weather will become chillier. But until then – be safe! Never leave your dog in a parked car.

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