Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Hi Everybuddy -
It's that time of year again. It's HOT outside! Sadly, Mom has been noticing many cars in parking lots with pets inside. This reminded her of a website that we featured last year called My Dog Is Cool, but it's an important one and we think it would be beneficial to feature it again. We suspect that those visiting our blog are quite pet savvy and know how dangerous it is to leave a pet in a parked car. This website would be helpful in suggesting ways to respond and educate those that may not be aware of how dangerous it is. We can't imagine anyone would purposely bake their beloved pet so this leads us to believe some people simply don't realize how quickly their vehicle becomes an oven. The facts and figures speak for themselves and can be seen here. It's pretty alarming. A study at Stanford University indicated that even on what humans might consider a cool day such as 72 degrees, the inside of a vehicle will skyrocket to 116 degrees within an hour. Keeping the windows open slightly makes very little difference at all. That would also put your pet in danger of being stolen which is another very real danger. The statistics are bleak and the risk is great. Please spread the word to anyone that might not be aware. Flyers can be ordered or downloaded here and you can get a graphic for your blog or website here. Together if we can save even one pet from dying a horrible death, it's worth it. Tell them Echo sent you!