There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer we need your help to share this important message. #NoHotPets
See an animal unattended in a vehicle? Report it! ACT FAST. SAVE A LIFE. If you spot an unattended pet in a vehicle that appears to be suffering from heat exhaustion, do not hesitate to call your local Police or another first responder agency.
Report animal welfare concerns 24/7 by calling 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625).
- If heat stroke is suspected (excessive panting and drooling, listlessness or unconsciousness) prompt veterinary medical attention is vital. In the meantime, wet the fur immediately with lukewarm to cool water, not cold water. Bring the pet into the shade and offer drinking water.
- Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C, a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.
- If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe.
- Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open.
- Remind all of your friends and family not to leave their pets in their cars this summer by sharing the messages below on social media using #NoHotPets!
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