What to Do if You See a Dog Trapped in a Hot Car

by VetDepot on July 30, 2014

dog hot car blogYou’ve probably heard by now that leaving a dog (or any animal) in a car on warm day can quickly turn tragic. The temperature inside a parked car can soar above 100 degrees in just minutes on an 80 degree day. So, what do you do if you see a dog trapped inside a hot car?

1.) Take down important information: Quickly jot down the make of the car and the license plate number.

2.) Check with nearby businesses: Notify the managers of nearby stores and restaurants to make an announcement to find the car’s owner.

3.) Call for help: If the car’s owner can’t immediately be located, call for help. Local officials have the ability to enter the vehicle to rescue an animal, so immediately call animal control or the police for assistance.

Education is the best defense, so remember to spread the word about warm weather safety for pets to fellow owners.

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