Sexy Star Sizzles in Summer Safety Campaign
For Immediate Release:
July 17, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – “Never leave your animal companion in a parked car, even just for a few minutes.” That’s the message of sexy weather expert and Sharknado 5 actor Yanet García‘s new PETA Latino Spanish- and English-language ad campaign, in which she shares the spotlight with an adorable rescued dog named Tina Tofu in a sizzling print ad and describes how to keep animals alive and comfortable during sweltering summer months in a supporting video spot.
“I love animals. All of them … but especially dogs. … They’re family, they are part of us,” García says, before going on to point out that if dog guardians can’t take their canine companions into stores with them, they should leave them at home where they’ll be safe. “If you leave them, parked somewhere, where the temperature is very high, in the direct sunlight, the temperature can rise to over 160 degrees. That’s insane! The dog or any animal can die in 15 minutes.”
On a relatively mild summer day, the temperature inside a shaded car can climb to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes.
Every year, PETA Latino—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—receives reports of dogs who have died as a result of being left alone in a car on a warm day, even when the windows were left slightly open or the car was parked in the shade.
García also reminds guardians to provide plenty of water and to walk dogs during the cooler times of the day so that they don’t overheat or burn their paws. She joins a growing list of celebrities—including Kate del Castillo, Krysten Ritter, Alicia Silverstone, George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Paul McCartney, Charlize Theron, and Eva Mendes—who have teamed up with PETA or its international affiliates to promote animal protection.