Dogs Die in Hot Cars – yet another warning…

Looks like another hot day and so we give another warning for dogs and cars. One was in a car at the Wharf yesterday morning, barking a lot and distressed, so monitored it. The trouble with the beach dog ban is they get left to bake in cars, instead!

Devon & Cornwall Police have issued this warning:

Every year Police receive countless calls from concerned members of public regarding dogs that have been left alone in hot cars, most haven’t even been left with a water bowl.

Please never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day, the heat can become unbearable very quickly. Even leaving the windows open doesn’t stop the car from heating up and any dog left inside the vehicle can become very hot and distressed and this can be fatal.
If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999 and ask for police. If you are concerned about the dog but do not believe it is in immediate danger you can call our non-emergency number, 101.
When it’s 22 degrees outside, it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour inside a car.
Whether you’re popping into the shops or going for a walk, please put the welfare of your dog first, surely nothing can be as important to you as keeping your pet happy and healthy.

For more information please look at the Devon and Cornwall police website:

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