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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 36,974
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.

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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


Dec 13, 2017 Tashia Eads
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 5, 2017 laurence haubtmann
Nov 28, 2017 Michalla Mitchell
Nov 28, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 27, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Karen Perry
Nov 22, 2017 Kat Waterstraat
Nov 22, 2017 Brenda Romanot
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 17, 2017 Kelly Cerbone
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 16, 2017 Tara Spires
Nov 16, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Kathleen Gardner
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Gillian Shults
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Ann Gaiser
Nov 16, 2017 Andreas Papapanagiotou
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Trondina
Nov 16, 2017 Patti Dominick
Nov 16, 2017 melissa abers
Nov 16, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 15, 2017 Rebecca Anderson
Nov 15, 2017 Jennifer Phillips
Nov 15, 2017 Maria Fourie
Nov 14, 2017 janice vakili
Nov 14, 2017 Ravinder Singh
Nov 14, 2017 Nalia Li
Nov 14, 2017 jennifer pies
Nov 14, 2017 eva dru
Nov 14, 2017 Laura Bernstetter
Nov 14, 2017 Lesley Fetterman
Nov 14, 2017 Kim Hanke
Nov 14, 2017 Kristy Preston
Nov 11, 2017 Elba Alexander
Nov 10, 2017 stacy brainard
Nov 10, 2017 Susan Borski
Nov 10, 2017 LUCUTA CONSTANTIN
Nov 8, 2017 DANNA DEARBORN
Nov 8, 2017 Shani Brown

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