This is my soapbox rant, annoyance, etc.
It’s that time of year again. The weather is beautiful and people are going on more outings and bringing your dog along is common. And it seems that no matter how much public awareness there is people still leave their dog in the car when it’s hot. I take Zu with me almost everywhere and have no problems leaving her in the car if my venture is 10 minutes or less, ONLY if the weather is cool, windy, etc AND there is shaded parking.
I just don’t get why people do it! Even a few minutes on a hot day is too long. You wouldn’t leave a child in a hot car so why would you leave a pet?? I talk about the police & fire aspects of my job but we also work with Animal Control and during hot days its not uncommon to take more calls about dogs left in cars than any police matter. We will check on any dog left in a car when the temperature is 60 or higher. Anything lower we base on whether the dog appears to be in distress.
We’ve already had high 80’s temps and its not even June. Which means this summer is probably going to be a HOT one again. So please, please DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG (or any other pet) IN YOUR CAR!!