Walking on the street and see a poor pooch melting away in a sauna of a car?
Call to action: What would you do?
By now we all know the rule: do not, by any means, leave your dog in your car- especially in the summer! According to the Humane Society of the United States, when it is 80 degrees fahrenheit outside, the inside of a car can rise up to 99 degrees fahrenheit within only 10 minutes! This can be life threatening for your dog!
This helpful infographic created by Dr. Marie Haynes illustrates the danger and effects of leaving your pooch in a hot car:
Want to relate? PETA enlisted Arizona Cardinals player Tyrann Mathieu to illustrate just how sweltering a vehicle can become after sitting for just a few minutes in the sun. Watch the video here:
Also check out this article from BarkPost on what to do if you see a dog locked in a hot car.
Comment with any stories or experiences you’ve had: