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What to Do When You See a Dog in a Hot Car (VIDEO)

The next time you see a dog trapped in a hot car, you’ll know exactly what to do.

1. Note the car’s color, make, and model, and write down the license plate number or take a picture of it.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

2. If there’s time, go into the nearest building and find a manager. Remember: It only takes minutes for a dog to suffer brain damage when the weather is hot. Time is of the essence!

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

3. Politely ask the manager to page the owner of the car.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

BE PERSISTENT!

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

4. Go back outside and wait by the car. (Don’t leave until the dog is safe!)

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

5. When the owner appears, share some facts.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

6. If the owner doesn’t show up or doesn’t do anything, call animal control.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

7. If animal control can’t come immediately, call 911.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

8. And don’t forget to carry PETA literature.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

And remember, if all else fails, do what’s necessary to save the animal’s life.

What to Do When You See a Dog In a Hot Car

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