Keeping cool dogs out of hot cars!
Be aware, be active, educate and prevent!
Year after year, dogs left in hot, locked cars suffer debilitating injuries and horrible deaths.
We are here to help create awareness and educate; and encourage you to help prevent needless suffering!
Read on and learn about Cool Dogs in Hot Cars and how you can spread the word to keep pups safe.
Graphic courtesy of MyDogIsCool.com.
How hot can it get? Dr. Ernie Ward tests it out.
Here are some very interesting links to studies about how hot cars can get. Take a look, you'll be shocked!
- How hot do cars get?
An Animal Protection Institute study shows that even moderately warm temperatures outside can quickly lead to deadly temperatures inside a closed car.
- San Francisco State University
An April 2007 fact sheet which includes data from a Golden Gate Weather Services study.
- Cars develop killer heat, even on cooler days
A news article from NewScientist.com regarding a study done by lead author Catherine McLaren at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
- Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society
A study discussion heat exposure in an enclosed vehicle.
- Is it too hot today?
A great link to MyDogIsCool to find out if it's too hot to take your pup with you!
On a hot or even warm day the temperature inside a car can reach a high enough level that a dog can die from heat stroke in just minutes, it's like an oven!
Thanks to the new Hot Car/Hot Oven PSA campaign by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office the danger of leaving a dog in a hot car can be shared and spread to bring awareness.
"If you see a dog left alone in a hot car, try to locate the owner, notify on-site security personnel if possible, or call 911," says Debbie Knaan, LA's deputy district attorney in charge of animal cruelty cases.
Visit these links for more information and how you can help spread the word!
- Fact Sheet
A hot car is no place for a pet. Leaving a dog or cat in a parked car during the warmer months can cause serious injury or death within minutes. Get more facts!
- Hot Car/Hot Oven PSA campaign by the LA County DA's office
Hot Oven, Hot Car... It's the Same Thing. Leaving an animal in a hot car is a crime.
What can you do?
- Take the pledge, just like I did!
Ready to share your commitment to keeping your dog cool and safe this summer? Want to add your voice to our efforts to protect dogs from dying in hot cars? Here's a fun and easy way to be part of United Animal Nations' My Dog is Cool Campaign! Take
- Spread the word!
Help spread the word about keeping dogs cool this summer. Click here to find out how.
What would you do?!
Is it Too Hot for Spot?
This handy thermometer is designed to provide pet owners a view of just how hot it gets in a car!
It also helps raise awareness as an educational tool of the danger of leaving pets too long in a car during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons by showing the temperature in real time! Clings immediately and works instantly.
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Cool dog travel water bowls!
Cool stuff for cool dogs!
Be sure and visit my website - JohannTheDog.com - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!
We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog!
Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes,charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!
And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!
Dog rescued from hot car!
Watch as the Boston Fire and Police rescue a dog locked in a car on a hot day! Thank you Boston's Finest!