No excuses. No hot pets.
“I wasn’t going to be gone long…”
We’ve heard it all. No Excuses. No Hot Pets.
There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer we need the public’s help to share this important message!
The Ontario SPCA, in partnership with SPCAs and Humane Societies from across Canada, are launching the 2016 No Hot Pets campaign. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public on the dangers of leaving pets unattended in vehicles during the summer months.
Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open.
SHARE this message by taking the pledge at http://nohotpets.ca to get your free window decal (while supplies last). Get active on social media by sharing the dangers of leaving pets in vehicles and using #NoHotPets.
Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C and a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.
If heat stroke is suspected (excessive panting and drooling, listlessness or unconsciousness) prompt veterinary medical attention is vital. In the meantime, wet the fur immediately with lukewarm to cool water, not cold water. Bring the pet into the shade and offer drinking water.
If you observe an animal suffering in the heat, call 310-SPCA (7722), 24/7, or your local police.