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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

Mar 24, 2018 Kimberly Mazur Living in AZ every year you hear about deaths of animals left in cars. It does not take long only a few minutes. We need to stop this.
Mar 24, 2018 I. Campoamor
Mar 24, 2018 Nancy McCullough
Mar 24, 2018 Susan Bourrillion
Mar 23, 2018 Joann Henderson
Mar 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2018 sue johnson Duh!!!!!!
Mar 23, 2018 Marion Krüger
Mar 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 22, 2018 Stacey Moore
Mar 21, 2018 Jo Mosley
Mar 21, 2018 michelle dorado
Mar 21, 2018 Gayle Bannis Please keep our animals safe.
Mar 20, 2018 Mary Pielstick
Mar 19, 2018 Janette Mejia
Mar 19, 2018 Maria R. Gomez
Mar 19, 2018 Lesley Adamson People must be trained to leave their dogs in cool conditions.
Mar 18, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 18, 2018 Mary Stallard
Mar 17, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 17, 2018 Edward FLOUNOY
Mar 17, 2018 Alysa Waring
Mar 17, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 17, 2018 carole clairet
Mar 16, 2018 Vicky Bashore
Mar 16, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 15, 2018 Nora Connell
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Leslie Sisco
Mar 15, 2018 gretchen roberson
Mar 14, 2018 DAVID ORTIZ
Mar 13, 2018 Jamie McCulloch
Mar 13, 2018 Jimmy Rivera
Mar 11, 2018 Lina Guerrero
Mar 10, 2018 John Cooper
Mar 10, 2018 Kristin Womack
Mar 9, 2018 Christina Giometti Cunha
Mar 9, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 9, 2018 Sandy Gill
Mar 9, 2018 Fiona Wright
Mar 9, 2018 George Mertz
Mar 9, 2018 Jan Syverson Use your head, dumb ass! Don't leave your pet in a closed, hot car!
Mar 7, 2018 Angela Hale
Mar 7, 2018 Joan Maser
Mar 7, 2018 Phyllis Saunders
Mar 7, 2018 Shelley Kent

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