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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


Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Lewis Weber
Oct 20, 2014 Holly Eve Genovese
Oct 20, 2014 Cortney Greenlaw
Oct 20, 2014 Diana Cunningham We have a great local organization that educates the public because it is often over 100 degrees F here in the summer, all summer.
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 20, 2014 Maggie Gaines
Oct 20, 2014 Robina Ingram-Rich
Oct 20, 2014 Julie Doyle Suggested training on what to expect when getting a pet/dog... And have a dramatization of what happens to animals as well as humans... Uneducated people may not even consider it...
Oct 20, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Kimberely Wolanski
Oct 19, 2014 linda creech
Oct 19, 2014 Debbie Nelson
Oct 19, 2014 Lynn Lee
Oct 19, 2014 Creedance Austin
Oct 19, 2014 MaryAnna Hunt
Oct 17, 2014 Svetlana Novotna
Oct 17, 2014 Rebekah Wallace
Oct 17, 2014 sara taylor
Oct 17, 2014 Susan Casad
Oct 17, 2014 Jürgen Breu
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 CELINA NEWLAND OWNERS BEWARE: I WILL BREAK A CAR WINDOW IF I SEE A DOG IN A HOT CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 17, 2014 Helga Lobinger
Oct 17, 2014 AJ Jordan
Oct 16, 2014 Mary Colin Arndt
Oct 16, 2014 Linda Marasco
Oct 16, 2014 Michael Easter
Oct 15, 2014 Carol Newberg
Oct 15, 2014 mary mack
Oct 15, 2014 Maggie Dunn Dog owners must be responsible and protect and treasure their dogs. Keep your dogs safe and be aware that there are dangers out there for them especially it they're left in a hot car.
Oct 15, 2014 Bethany Hanlon
Oct 14, 2014 Jeannie Rumple
Oct 14, 2014 Anja Mehling
Oct 14, 2014 Catherine Chambers
Oct 14, 2014 nicki nugent
Oct 14, 2014 Siny Bos
Oct 14, 2014 morena gambarelli
Oct 14, 2014 Nicole Nicolaides
Oct 13, 2014 Patricia Dangle
Oct 13, 2014 Pamela McConehea
Oct 13, 2014 Lydia Duskee
Oct 13, 2014 Isabelle MOREAU
Oct 12, 2014 Jennifer Myers
Oct 12, 2014 Silvia Rocha I do care
Oct 12, 2014 Damaris Torres-Collazo
Oct 11, 2014 Robin DeCrane
Oct 11, 2014 Barbara Cabrera

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