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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 37,302
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

May 24, 2018 L. Cadena
May 24, 2018 Carey Sutton
May 23, 2018 Brent Pennell
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 annah jetha
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Jomarie Minton
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Pum
May 21, 2018 Penelope DeCoster
May 21, 2018 Lizette Fisher
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Jeanette Henry
May 21, 2018 Richard Colton
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 alina stan
May 20, 2018 Melissa Lewis
May 20, 2018 Pat Lorey law or not I would break a window to save a dog or any living thing rather than see it suffer.
May 20, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2018 Brad Grantham
May 19, 2018 Lisa Hayes
May 19, 2018 Maria Murphy
May 19, 2018 Deborah Newis
May 19, 2018 christine rochette
May 18, 2018 Claudia Frosch
May 18, 2018 Stephanie McDonald
May 18, 2018 Andrea Mathis
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Linda Walker
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Norman Koszeelak
May 17, 2018 M T
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 Kim Johnson
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 Ruth Sheffi
May 15, 2018 Janaina Bashford
May 15, 2018 marsha moss
May 15, 2018 Kandie Velez
May 15, 2018 Monica La Marfa
May 15, 2018 Sugar Bouche
May 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2018 Carol McArdell
May 15, 2018 Erika McLeod
May 15, 2018 Lucille Calabro
May 10, 2018 Alicia Glennon
May 10, 2018 Karen Fields Please fine and or give whomever is caught leaving any animal in vehicle jail time. I know this happens slot. What a cruel death if not stopped

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