Every year, dogs die after being locked inside cars while their owners leave them to shop or run errands, often for “just a few minutes.” These tragedies occur with alarming frequency, yet the animals’ deaths are completely preventable.
“People mean well by taking their dogs or other animals along with them while they work, visit, shop or run errands, but warm weather can turn a car into a death trap,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth.
The lifesaving Web site www.MyDogIsCool.com is a free, friendly resource to help spread the word about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars. Resources include:
- “It’s hot!” fliers that people can leave on a windshield if they see a dog unattended in a hot car
- A weather forecasting tool that allows pet owners to enter their zip code to see if it is too hot to take their dog in the car
- Free downloadable “hot temperature warning” posters that can be hung in store windows
www.MyDogIsCool.com provides everything people need to know to keep dogs safe during hot weather.
United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.uan.org