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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


May 25, 2015 virginia buckbee our state has a law that you can't be prosecuted for breaking an auto window to rescue an animal
May 25, 2015 Traci Fox
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have not and will not leave a dog in a hot car ever. Also if I see an animal in a hot car I will take action
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Michele Ramirez
May 25, 2015 Gail Boushley
May 25, 2015 Holly Ducharme
May 25, 2015 Kirsten Pruzek
May 25, 2015 Robyn Harris Think would you like to be left in a hot car> I think not Do what's right by them ! they love us no matter what!
May 25, 2015 helen mohammadi when will people ever learn this is all over media every summer and people still leave them in hot cars to die
May 25, 2015 Cheryl Bergthold
May 25, 2015 Jennifer Schuh
May 25, 2015 mafe salubre
May 25, 2015 Terri Robertson
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) SAVE OUR BABIES WHO'S LOVE KNOW NO BOUNDRY
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Barbara Santora
May 25, 2015 charlotte smith
May 25, 2015 Stacy Austin
May 25, 2015 jennie hall
May 25, 2015 paula keatley
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Paul Lewis
May 25, 2015 Nicollette Stewart
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please do not leave a dog unattended in a parked car. Just as one would not leave a child unattended in a parked car. It's dangerous and potentially deadly!
May 25, 2015 Natalie Gray
May 25, 2015 Amanda LaPointe
May 25, 2015 Brenda West
May 25, 2015 Aspen Mecia
May 25, 2015 Marcie Mott
May 25, 2015 sunidhi bansal
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please Everyone Keep our dogs Cool and Safe all year round
May 25, 2015 Joan Hamilton My hope is that the person who leaves the pet in the car, gets the same punishment when caught. Let's see how you like the heat?
May 25, 2015 Madi Rowley
May 25, 2015 Jenni Rose
May 25, 2015 Kaitlyn Rosko Please start saving dogs! They mean a lot to us!🐶
May 25, 2015 Cindy Carter
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 Tomie Bunch
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 Mary Prelovsky
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 vale hawkins
May 24, 2015 Jessica Mayes
May 24, 2015 Alex Alvarez Please keep your pets cool in the summer.
May 24, 2015 nikki actub We should be their voices. Not just to dogs but to all kinds of animals. #animallover

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