I saw it so much last summer it made my heart break. I live in Dallas, Texas and the temperatures here get extremely hot. Last summer we had many days over 100 degrees. Yet I would see pet owners leaving their dogs and even a few cats, locked inside a vehicle. I would see the dogs and the cats looking anxiously out the window for their owners and suffering in the heat.
Yes the windows were cracked to prevent the pet from escaping, but even a 10-15 minute errand can cause temperatures in a car or vehicle to soar to 110+ degrees or higher. This is even more true in super hot places where the temperatures are already in the 100s before the car is parked. This type of intense heat, even after just 10-15 may be fatal for some pets.
Unfortunately this heat danger can happen to even the most loving owners because people simply donít realize the dangers. If you have friends of family members who routinely take their dogs or pets with them in the car during hot summer months, please gently remind them of the dangers of even short exposure in a super hot vehicle.
Educating people of the dangers would save the lives of countless dogs and pets. Even if you have a friend or acquaintance, please share this information so that needless dogs and pets don't needlessly perish in hot vehicles this summer.