Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand.
On a 70-degree day, the temperature inside a car can soar to 99 degrees in 20 minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in just 10 minutes.
Pets die every year in hot cars in the Pacific Northwest. Our overcast days are deceptive; it still gets HOT quickly inside the car.
Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting.
We have two public service announcement flyers you can print to help get the word out. Click an image for a closer look.
- “DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS” is a full-color, 3-to-a-page “rack card” that tells the story of how quickly temperatures can rise.
- “Pets Can DIE in Hot Cars” is a letter-size flyer that prints in black, preferably on a bright orange or yellow paper as a caution sign.
We’ve included a few additional flyers others have created. The important thing is to get the word out!