When a car is in the sun on a hot day it can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or more. On this sunny day, a passerby saw a dog struggling to breathe. The dog was hunched over and panting on the dashboard.
When the Sacremento Fire Department arrived at the scene the temperature in the car had reached 160 degrees. The firefighters wrote a tweet saying UNACCEPTABLE.
Luckily the little white dog had been rescued from the sweltering vehicle just in time to save her life.
Sacremento Police cited the dog’s owners and the dog was taken to animal control. After the incident, the Sacramento Fire Department sent a plea to all pet owners, “When warm, never leave pets in cars.”
After continued efforts by authorities to inform the public about the risks of leaving pets in a car, some pet owners still don’t get it. Even a parked vehicle in the shade with the windows cracked the temperatures can reach 20 degrees or more than the outside temp….Terrifying
NFL star Tyrann Mathieu took matters into his own hands and demonstrated just how hot it gets by locking himself in a car. See how long it took till he was ready to pass out. His advice? “If you are going to make a dog a part of your family, then make him part of your family. Don’t treat him that you wouldn’t treat someone you loved and cared about.”
Afterward, he gives advice to pet owners. “If you are going to make a dog a part of your family, then make him part of your family. Treat him the way you treat family that you love and care about.”Please continue to spread the word and raise awareness about the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars!