It is to make the mistake of keeping your dog in the car on a hot summer day. Maybe you were on your way back from a trip to the park and you decided to stop and pick up some last minute groceries. You figure you’ll only be inside for a few minutes. You make every effort to park your car in the shade and roll the window part way down thinking it won’t get very hot inside, but the danger still exists. It may not be obvious, but a little heat outside your car can quickly turn very hot inside.
- On a summer’s day of only 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the inside temperature of your car will climb to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, and to 120 degrees in 20 minutes.
- At 107-108 degrees, a dog can suffer irreparable brain damage — or death.
Do your part, alert your friends and family of the dangers of leaving animals in the car. Whenever you see a parked car with animals (or children) inside, notify the management inside the store. You could save a life.