Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Website Wednesday

It's here already! And I have another great website to share with everybuddy.

This great site shares the importance of not leaving your furry friend in the car when it's even slightly warm outside. Now, I know WE all know that but there's some dummies out there that do it all the time. Mom says she sees pups left in cars in store parking lots much too frequently. It's alarming how quickly the temperature rises! For instance - when it's 91 degrees outside and the car windows are up, within a few very short minutes the inside temperature of the car will rise to 115 degrees. That's HOT! Sometimes people think that if they leave the windows slighly down and park in the shade it will be okay. Not so. On a 90 degree day in a car with the windows cracked, the temperature inside the car will rapidly reach 108 degrees. In a study done at Stanford University, they discovered that even on what humans may consider a cool day with an outside temperature of 72 degrees, a car's internal temperature will rocket to 116 degrees within 60 minutes. That's even with the windows slightly lowered which interestingly they concluded really didn't make that much difference. This website offers printed information you can leave on cars that contain hot-dogs inside. We think that's great! We give this website two big Sibe paws up!


The Army of Four said...

Great post, Echo! I'm on my way over to check out that site - it wouldn't load the first time, so I'll try again.
Very important info - thanks for a wonderful reminder!
Tail wags,

Lee :) said...

We'll check out the site by this weekend. I agree with your post though..there are way too many dogs left out in cars. I feel so bad for them. Not only is it roasting but I bet it is really lonely too!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh this is a very good thing for everyone to remember. Thanks for posting it Echo. However, I can no longer be trusted in the car alone. See, I have learned to unlock the car doors!!!

Holly said...

Great post Echo, especially with summer finally getting here. My human will call the local humane society, and report people who do this sort of stupid thing. We usually don't get left in the car unless it's below 60 degrees, and that's only if mom has to run in someplace and then right back out.