Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot
It's hotter outside than a grilled habanero. My feet seem to sink into sticky asphalt as I plod from an air conditioned car to an air conditioned building. Is it supposed to be this hot in June?
The Midwest is sweating from record heat, so it's time for a reminder. NEVER leave a dog in a hot car. Even with windows open, a vehicle quickly becomes a deadly oven. It doesn't matter if you're "only going to be gone for a few seconds". That's all it takes for heat exhaustion to overcome an animal...or a person for that matter!
I know I'm preaching to the choir, but if each one of us educates at least 2 or 3 other people on the issue, think what a difference we could make! So let's get the word out.
And if you should notice any living being left in a hot car, don't hesitate. Call for help from animal control and/or the police. I've done it before and the authorities are most cooperative in providing assistance and making sure that the person responsible learns a valuable (and often expensive) lesson.
My Dog is Cool provided the above photo. Their site has great tips and interesting facts relevant to all dog owners. Check them out to learn more.