Washington Prime Group Agrees to Protect Dogs Trapped in Hot Cars

After hearing from PETA that animals trapped inside cars in warm weather can die within a matter of minutes, Washington Prime Group made the compassionate decision to create signs warning drivers never to leave anyone in a hot car. The signs will be placed on doors at its shopping centers, and the company is also sending this potentially lifesaving message to all 750,000 people on its e-mail list. If you see a dog left alone in a hot car, take down the vehicle’s color, make, model, and license plate number. Have the owner paged in nearby buildings, or call local humane authorities or police.

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