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Every year, numerous pet parents make a critical and potentially fatal mistake by leaving their dogs in hot cars. While it may seem like a harmless action, the consequences can be severe and even deadly for our furry companions. Below, you will see why leaving your dog in a hot car is a decision no responsible pet parent should ever make. Understanding these instances serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of protecting our four-legged friends from the dangers of extreme temperatures.

1. Vet Shows Rising Temperatures

Source: The Dodo/Youtube

This vet, Dr. Ernie Ward, locked himself in a hot car to show pet parents just how hot the car can get. Throughout the video, you can see the temperature rise and he describes his discomfort.

2. Sandusky Woman

Source: Fox 8 News Cleveland/Youtube

The video above shows bodycam footage of the police arriving at a dire scene. A 58-year-old woman from Sandusky, Ohio had locked her dog in the car to punish him. When a neighbor stepped in she said, “I want him to die”.

3. Chilli

Source: Global News/Youtube

While in the care of a dog walker, this pup was left in a hot car for several hours. The dog’s family was beside themselves when they got the devastating news and now are on a mission to make sure it does not happen to someone else.

4. Thor

Source: WLOS News 13/Youtube

A family stopped at the mall to “quickly” run in while leaving their dog in the car. When a passerby saw, they called 911 to rescue Thor. But, it was too late. His body had already taken on damage and he did not make it.

5. Idaho Pup

Source: KTVB/Youtube

The Idaho Humane Society was called after a passerby saw a dog in a truck with the windows only open a crack. It was 84 degrees outside and 147 degrees inside the car. Unfortunately, the dog did not make it.

The stories of dogs suffering in hot cars reveal the urgent need for awareness and responsible pet ownership. The tragic outcomes of such negligence serve as potent reminders that our furry companions rely on us for their well-being. As responsible pet parents, we must prioritize their safety and comfort, especially when it comes to the potential dangers of overheating in confined spaces. Let these examples be a call to action, motivating us all to take the necessary steps to ensure our dogs never face the perils of a hot car.

Sign this petition to make it legal to rescue dogs from hot cars in New Jersey and West Virginia!

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