Property Management Group Will Help Keep Dogs and Kids From Dying of Heatstroke in Parked Cars
For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2020
David Perle 202-483-7382
New York – A Compassionate Business Award is on its way from PETA to locally based Brookfield Asset Management for displaying warning signs about the dangers of leaving dogs and children in parked cars across its properties.
“Every year, PETA receives reports of dozens of dogs and other animals who have baked to death after being left in a parked car,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Brookfield Asset Management could save countless lives by reminding shoppers never to leave a vulnerable family member in the car.”
Twenty-five animals have already died this year from heat-related causes—and since social distancing because of COVID-19 extends store wait times and prolongs errands, PETA is concerned that this summer could see an unprecedented number of hot weather–related animal deaths. The group offers an emergency window-breaking hammer for intervening in such life-or-death situations.
Dogs showing any symptoms of heatstroke—including restlessness, heavy panting, vomiting, or loss of coordination—should be taken into the shade, given water to drink, and cooled off with a cool towel placed on their heads and chests. A veterinarian should be called immediately.
Brookfield Asset Management will receive an award letter, a framed certificate, and a box of delicious vegan chocolates.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.