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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 36,650
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

Jul 25, 2017 Charlotte Woodard I go nuts when I seen this and I have called the police on hot days when an animal has been left in a car,
Jul 25, 2017 Laura and Bill Congdon
Jul 25, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 25, 2017 Marina Batchaeva Marina Batchaeva
Jul 25, 2017 Ari Coulbourn
Jul 24, 2017 Kaisa Kähönen
Jul 24, 2017 Pamela Clark
Jul 21, 2017 Cindy Mekka
Jul 20, 2017 Andrea Harrison
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Sofia Jensen
Jul 19, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Jul 19, 2017 emilia zina
Jul 18, 2017 Billie Roberts
Jul 17, 2017 Anne-Marie Henkes
Jul 16, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Jul 16, 2017 Maria Alchapar Lopez
Jul 15, 2017 Alexandra Smith
Jul 15, 2017 Carolyn Powers
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 Donna Goodsite
Jul 14, 2017 Dianna Zabawa Every state should have this law
Jul 14, 2017 Barbara Slaterback
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 robin white
Jul 12, 2017 Martha Wallace
Jul 11, 2017 Monika Dobo-Kohl
Jul 10, 2017 Julie Berberi
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 Billie Orechovesky
Jul 10, 2017 Carol Doud
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes lets help all kinds and all types and all breeds of all animals against from all kinds and all types of animal cruelty and animal abuse these poor animals needs our help so people lets help the animals against these savages
Jul 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jul 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2017 Nata Ku
Jul 5, 2017 regina sondej
Jul 4, 2017 Cyrille GOURMAUD
Jul 3, 2017 Robyn Burt
Jul 3, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jul 3, 2017 Hope Carl
Jul 3, 2017 Kristin Johnson
Jul 3, 2017 Chris McWilliams
Jul 3, 2017 Stacy Patterson This a ridiculous thing for people to do it's basically common sense that you don't do that.
Jul 3, 2017 Mauna Sandin
Jul 3, 2017 Michelle Pasquino
Jul 2, 2017 Bonnie Gallik
Jul 1, 2017 Kostas Grigorakis
Jun 30, 2017 Kathleen Serrano

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