Plea over dogs left in cars

York Press: Plea over dogs left in cars Plea over dogs left in cars

DOGS Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has launched a campaign to warn dog owners of the dangers of leaving their pets in parked cars, even for a few minutes.

Half of people in Yorkshire mistakenly believe it is alright to leave a dog in a car if counter-measures are taken such as a window left open or parked in the shade, the charity said.

People in Yorkshire are far more likely to leave their dog in a car alone for a few minutes than their phone, the charity said.

Under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog should its body temperature exceed 41°c.

Paula Boyden, veterinary director of Dogs Trust, said: “We claim to be a nation of dog lovers, but it’s shocking how many people are willing to put man’s best friend in serious danger. As soon as the car doors are shut the countdown begins - which could potentially end in an agonising death for the dog. Our message is simple: don’t leave your dog in a parked car.”

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10:24am Fri 23 May 14

TheTruthHurts says...

It should be added that dogs can be suffering even whilst being driven on a hot day especially if you are in slow moving traffic. Make sure that they always have access to water and as my buddy sits shotgun I usually keep a water spray that I zap him with from time to time when its very hot.

If you are mafted in your car, your dog definitely will be!
It should be added that dogs can be suffering even whilst being driven on a hot day especially if you are in slow moving traffic. Make sure that they always have access to water and as my buddy sits shotgun I usually keep a water spray that I zap him with from time to time when its very hot. If you are mafted in your car, your dog definitely will be! TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 6

11:38am Fri 23 May 14

matroom says...

I cant believe some morons in this day and age still need to be reminded !!!
I cant believe some morons in this day and age still need to be reminded !!! matroom
  • Score: 9

3:21pm Fri 23 May 14

petesmuk says...

matroom wrote:
I cant believe some morons in this day and age still need to be reminded !!!
A hammer to the windscreen would remind them!
[quote][p][bold]matroom[/bold] wrote: I cant believe some morons in this day and age still need to be reminded !!![/p][/quote]A hammer to the windscreen would remind them! petesmuk
  • Score: 2

4:23pm Fri 23 May 14

yourkidding says...

well said mr pete.
well said mr pete. yourkidding
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