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Don’t Leave Your Pets In The Car

Yes…..we know that summer is officially over, but last time we checked it was still quite warm outside.  Just because we are not hitting the 90 degrees every day doesn’t mean that it still cannot get scorching hot inside your car.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, at one hour, your vehicle’s inside temperature can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temp.  Even on a 70-degree day, that’s 110 degrees in your car.

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in a parked car.   “It will be just a few minutes while I quickly run into the store to get a couple of things” or “I made sure that I cracked the windows” are often times the explanations for leaving the pets in the car.   FYI .. Cracking the windows makes no difference.  Studies have found that cracking the windows had very little effect on the temperature rise inside the vehicle.

Please leave your pets at home when you can…they will be excited to see you when you get home!!!