NFL Wide Receiver Teams Up With PETA to Share Lifesaving Summer Animal-Care Tips
For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2015
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Miami – As Miami summer temperatures continue to hover in the 90s for the foreseeable future, Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry stars in a brand-new public service announcement for PETA pointing out that the summer heat can kill dogs who are left outdoors. “Watch out for your dog like he watches out for you, and treat him with care and respect,” Landry says. “Bring him inside. Make him part of your family. Look after him right, and he’ll have your back!” The spot will air on radio and TV stations throughout the Miami area.
Every summer, PETA receives reports of dogs who’ve died after being left in parked cars. In Miami alone this summer, a dog died in a car whose temperature measured 115 degrees, and two Hialeah K-9 officers died after they were left in their partner’s car for more than four hours. Guardians should never leave an animal inside a parked car in warm weather—even for short periods with the windows partially rolled down—as they can succumb to heatstroke within minutes.
The former Louisiana State University (LSU) wide receiver also stars in a print ad with a canine pal alongside the words, “It’s Summer, and It’s Hot!” The ad goes on to stress, “Protect your dogs by keeping them indoors. Never leave them in the car, and don’t run with them in the midday heat.” PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—also warns guardians not to jog or bike with dogs during hot, humid weather, as they’ll collapse before giving up.
Landry joins a long list of athletes—including fellow LSU alumni Tyrann Mathieu as well as Tony Gonzalez, Stevie Johnson, Brandon Flowers, Terrell Suggs, Lance Briggs, Maurice Jones-Drew, and many others—who’ve teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals.