For Immediate Release:
June 14, 2021
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Phoenix – A Compassionate Business Award is on its way from PETA to locally based RED Development for designing warning signs about the dangers of leaving dogs and children in parked cars and installing them across its shopping centers nationwide, following discussions with PETA.
“Even on a relatively mild day, temperatures inside a parked car can rise to triple digits within minutes, which is deadly for a dog or a child locked inside,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “By answering PETA’s call for warning signs, RED Development may save countless vulnerable lives.”
Last year, the heat-related deaths of 31 dogs made the news—and countless more suffered and died out of the public eye. Anyone who sees a dog or a child in a parked vehicle should take immediate action: Write down the color, make, model, and license plate number, and rush to have the store page the owner—if they can’t be found, call the local humane authorities or the police. And if they’re unresponsive, do whatever it takes to save the animal’s life. PETA offers an emergency window-breaking hammer for intervening in life-or-death situations.
RED Development will receive 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, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.