Leaving your pet in a parked car can be a deadly mistake!
On a warm day the temperature in a parked car can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes--even with the windows open.
With nothing but overheated air to breath, a dog can last only a short time before suffering irreparable brain damage or even death. Every summer countless dogs and cats suffer needlessly and even die in parked cars that become unbearable ovens.
You may have meant to be kind by taking your pet with you, but you could be risking his/her life.
If your dog is overcome by heat exhaustion, you can give immediate first aid by applying cool (not cold) water all over his/her body and then take your dog to the nearest vet immediately.
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend,
For no heart in all the world is more grateful
for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick,
Speak to me often,
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet,
Keep my pan filled with water,