Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Safety - Heatstroke can Be Deadly

Infographics are courtesy of Petfinder.
I want to share these educational pictures in case anyone needs a reminder, or an easy way to educate other people about the danger of heatstroke - hot cars.   I think most of my pals' humans know not to leave them in hot cars, but they may see other people who need to learn.
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Dogs do not belong in hot cars.
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A "quick" errand isn't quick enough.
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A crack in the window doesn't really help.
A car is like a greenhouse - it magnifies and stores heat.
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Stay cool and safe everyone!

18 comments:

  1. Pawfect, Pepper! As you know from my post yesterday, people still need reminding about this (which I think is unbelievable, but what do I know)!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. So true Oz. Your post really drove home the seriousness of the issue. Pals, if you would like to read the tragic reminder Oz wrote about - please visit his blog:
      http://www.oztheterrier.com/2013/06/a-sad-reminder-of-summer-pet-safety.html
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  2. That poor, sweet little face says it all!! Thanks for reminding us of this important item.

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  3. This is something that's been getting some great attention lately! So many more people are willing to do something if they see a pet stuck in a hot car than even just a few years ago it seems.

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    1. I am glad that more people are learning. Would be nice if they could all learn.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  4. This is very important reminder to those who take there doggies on errands! (Ma doesn't take me cause she says I'm 'too much'..pffft!)
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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    1. Bringing a dog everywhere is an effort. I go with Mom because it is my job. She could probably run errands faster alone, but she can't go alone.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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    2. I suppose I should clarify that I am never left alone in the car. I go inside everyplace with Mom.

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  5. thank you for this great information <3

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  6. It stretches belief that there are still some people who haven't gotten the message...Great getting the word out today Pepper

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    1. Thank you :) It is surprising how many news stories you see about this still happening.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  7. Great Saftey SUMMER Reminders. Many dog owners need to be reminded ... Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I've had to call the police for this before but the ones in our town don't take it seriously. Neither do the grocery store managers or the IHOP managers.

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    1. That is awful that the authorities don't take it seriously.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  9. Hard to believe people need to be told this - sad actually but it is that way!

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