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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 36,514
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Every year when the mercury rises, canine companions are at risk for heatstroke or death when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car. Animals can sustain brain damage or even die in as little as fifteen minutes. Staying cool is extra tough for dogs because they can only reduce their internal temperature by panting and sweating through their paw pads.

Parked cars are fast-acting deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees mere minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

Most animal lovers are aware of these swift and potentially fatal consequences, but ignorance, neglect, or poor judgement calls still occur, even among trained professionals. Just last summer, a Labrador retriever named Harley, who worked as part of an Iowa K-9 unit, died after he was left alone in a patrol car. The choice to leave an animal behind—even momentarily while running into the supermarket—is an all-too-often fatal decision.

Our best hope for eliminating this tragic trend is to increase awareness, pledge to spread the knowledge, and to act if we see any animal left alone in an unattended vehicle. Please sign the pledge today and help keep our beloved pups cool and safe.

Sign Here

By signing this pledge and following the principles listed here, I am committed to raising awareness about pet safety in the summertime and take action when I see a pet in a potentially fatal position:

  • I will share this petition with friends and family via social media to help perpetuate the knowledge that even a few moments in a hot car is extremely dangerous for dogs. Cracking the window is not sufficient ventilation.
  • If I see a dog left alone in a hot car this summer, I will take down the car's color, model, make, and license plate number and make every effort to contact the owner (grocery store owners will often gladly page customers to alert pet owners that their pups are in danger). If I am unable to locate the owner, I will call local humane authorities and stay with the animal until the situation is resolved.
  • Keep our canine kids cool!

Petition Signatures

May 28, 2017 Claire Loridan
May 27, 2017 Barbara Borah
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso
May 27, 2017 Manuela Nestler
May 25, 2017 Mal Dekker
May 25, 2017 Linda Shewmake
May 24, 2017 Anne Griffin
May 24, 2017 Kathy Hewitt
May 23, 2017 Diane Sposili
May 23, 2017 Dale Anania
May 23, 2017 Martha W D Bushnell
May 23, 2017 Karen Lutz
May 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2017 Adele Knox-Roberts
May 23, 2017 Helga Jelus
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Tina Freeland
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2017 Ginger Geronimo
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2017 Cindy Nichols
May 22, 2017 serina griffith Be their voice! Save Lives
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 20, 2017 Christine Herdon Simply put.... WE NEED TO BE THEIR VOICE!
May 19, 2017 Sara Vilhena
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Heather Wiegand
May 18, 2017 Yvonne Fogelstrom
May 18, 2017 Angela Torreano
May 17, 2017 Lisa Hearn
May 16, 2017 Peggy Chew
May 16, 2017 Maria Bellefeuille
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Maria Santiago
May 16, 2017 Julie Craig
May 16, 2017 Pamela Hill
May 16, 2017 lisa starzi
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
May 12, 2017 Maria Zambrano
May 12, 2017 Silva Kruzic
May 11, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 11, 2017 Carmen De Anda
May 10, 2017 Jaci Taylor
May 10, 2017 Denise Simpson
May 10, 2017 rachel rolston

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