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A Summer Shocker: Dogs Left to Die (Video)

Written by PETA | July 9, 2013

Imagine being left alone inside a parked car on a hot summer day. You feel the temperature rising, become extremely thirsty, and start to feel dizzy. There’s no way to cool off, you feel as if you’re suffocating, and there’s no way out. This happens to countless dogs every summer.

During hot weather, even dogs who are left inside a car in the shade can quickly succumb to heatstroke and sustain brain damage. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, interior temperatures can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

How You Can Help Stop This

If you spot a dog locked inside a car on a hot day, do not leave the scene until the situation is resolved. Check out PETA’s tips for helping dogs locked in hot cars for more info.

In addition, you can protect your own canine companions by leaving them at home, where it’s safe and cool, during hot weather.

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  • Eszter Ohanovits says:

    Horrible! I heard about a two year old boy who died in ahot car, but never about dogs. Who forgets an animal in a hot car? Shocking.

  • Franco says:

    Just the fact that people lack the common sense to avoid this is indicative of how ‘human’ beings are far more ignorant than we think. I agree with the comment above, PETA, please try to get this ad on television. Long live our companions.

  • tarzan says:

    Pobres animales por culpa de tanto descerebrado en este planeta.

  • Madi says:

    Not a bad idea at all! Hope for the best

  • Rommy says:

    It is common sense that you cannot leave dogs or children in cars on hot days, adults sitting in cars on hot days with the windows down know how hot that gets.

  • carole allan says:

    I have a solution for this; saving both pets and children. I need help getting my idea into vehicles on a mandatory basis, just like handles were put in trunks to help a trapped person escape. If you know how I could present my idea, and to whom, please write me! Any funds I might receive for this idea could then go to PETA for further efforts to save animals and stop abuse.

  • chander kumar soni says:

    i will try my best.

  • Irene Leggett says:

    Please, please, please, put this ad on the TV as much as possible. If it saves just ONE dog, it will be worth it.