Syracuse Company Wins PETA Award for Hot-Car Warning Signs

For Immediate Release:
August 5, 2021

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Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Syracuse, N.Y. – A Compassionate Business Award is on its way from PETA to locally based Pyramid Management Group for installing digital warning signs on directories throughout its shopping centers, alerting people to the dangers of leaving animals and children in parked cars. The property management group’s decision follows discussions with PETA, and the signs have been placed at each of its 15 malls.

“Even ‘quick errands’ can end in tragedy, as temperatures inside parked cars can soar to triple digits within minutes,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “By answering PETA’s call for warning signs, Pyramid Management Group is helping to prevent animals and children from enduring terrible heatstroke deaths.”

This summer, the heat-related deaths of 23 dogs have already made the news—and countless more have 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 nearby stores page the owner of the car—if the owner can’t be found, call the local humane authorities or the police. And if they’re unresponsive, do whatever it takes to save a life. PETA offers an emergency window-breaking hammer for intervening in life-or-death situations.

Pyramid Management Group will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan chocolates. It joins other leading property management companies as well as Albertsons, CVS, and Walmart in implementing the warnings.

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.

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