Warning – Extreme Heat Can Kill Dogs

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Despite the repeated warnings it seems that some people fail to understand the dangers associated with exposing dogs to extreme heat, whether that may be from leaving them inside park cars or by stupidly taking them out for walks in 40+ degree heat on searing hot pavements.

Yesterday there was an incident at work whereby a lady left her little dog inside the car. All the customers reported to reception alerting the girls, my supervisor then made an announcement over the loud speaker. One person had seen the lady go across the road to the funeral parlour. So the girls called the funeral parlour and the lady came and rescued her little dog that believe it or not was also wearing a coat. Lucky I wasn’t there I would have probably called the RSPCA or the police or both.

Today the weather is even warmer and yet I have seen several people walk past with their dogs in toe. I felt like running out and yelling “what are you doing?” I wish images like the ones above and below were up on every billboard, splashed across every tv screen, maybe then people would start taking notice. But you know somehow I don’t think even that will help. That feeling of invincibility that most of us have (it won’t happen to me), seems to apply to our dogs as well I think.

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11 thoughts on “Warning – Extreme Heat Can Kill Dogs

      1. That’s terrible, as a policeman you would think he has seen many cases of children and animals being left in cars on very hot days and what this could do. I’m not sorry he lost his job, I am sad for the loss of the dog. Only yesterday with 43 degrees heat here in Melbourne there were 19 reported incidents of children being left in cars. How ridiculous!

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