What Our Top Dog Says About The Dog in Hot Car Safety Note:
Ever wish you could do something when you see a dog left in a hot car? Most dog owners leave their dog in the car and just run in for a quick moment. What they don't understand is that is when the car gets the hottest!
The Dog in Hot Car Safety Note is designed to place on the windshield of a car with a dog left inside. Every day we get calls asking what is the right thing to do in this situation. Now KeepDoggieSafe.com will take the heat for you!
No more dilemma or fear of confrontation. Place the note on the car and put the time it was placed on the car on the back of the note. We've added a section for you to add any other notes (such as; "out of water" " appears to be in distress", etc ). We also recommend you take a picture of the car with the note in the windshield and a picture of the car's license plate to document the incident.
If needed, alert the authorities, in many states, it's a crime to leave a dog in the car, and you've now marked the time that it was left in the car. In California, it's legal to break the window to rescue the dog.
Here Are The Doggie Details:
- Set of "Is Your Dog Safe in the Car" notes are printed on high quality stock paper.
- The notes are 4X6.
- NEW &IMPROVED ! You can now write the time & notes on the back of the card to help police and rescue efforts
- UVF-protected post cards won't fade while then they are left on windshields.
- Please help educate the public by posting these in your local coffeehouse, supermarket or pet store. As we educate clerks, they will also alert police if they see a car out in the parking lot.
- Bright Colored Dog Safety Notes are visible from far away and is easily seen.
- Postcard size notes fit easily into a purse or glove box.
Top Dog Tips & Advice About The Dog in Hot Car Safety Note:
Use these notes to raise awareness in parking lots, just leave one on your windshield and help educate the public. Please spread the word and save dogs this summer.
The proceeds from this sale will go directly to dog charities that help offset dog hospital bills.
BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO! It's a vet in the car, not a dog.
What Comes In The Doggie Bag:
- Ten (10) or Twenty (20) Dog in Hot Car Safety Notes
How to Help a Dog Left Alone in a Parked Car
If you see a dog left alone in a hot car, take down the car’s color, model, make, and license plate number. Leave a ”Dog Left in Hot Car Note “ on the windshield with the time on the windshield. This will document the time that you saw the dog in the car. Do your best to locate the owner, by having them paged in the shops, coffee house, or nearby buildings.
If you have no luck there, call local humane authorities or police. Have someone keep an eye on the dog. Please don’t leave the scene until the situation has been resolved.
If the authorities are unresponsive or too slow and the dog’s life appears to be in imminent danger, find a witness (or several) who will back up your assessment, take steps to remove the suffering animal from the car, and then wait for authorities to arrive.
Many states passed laws allowing people to break the car window to rescue a dog. Some states fine the owner for each violation and determine if it’s a misdemeanor.
For example, here’s the law in California:
California: Cal. Penal Code § 597.7
It is illegal to “leave or confine an animal in any unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal due to heat, cold, lack of adequate ventilation, or lack of food or water, or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering, disability, or death to the animal.”
Here’s the list of states and their laws. https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-state-laws-protect-animals-left-parked-vehicles
Watch for heatstroke symptoms such as restlessness, excessive thirst, thick saliva, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, dark tongue, rapid heartbeat, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and lack of coordination. If a dog shows any of these symptoms, get him or her out of the heat, preferably into an air-conditioned vehicle, and then to a veterinarian immediately. If you are unable to transport the dog yourself, take him or her into an air-conditioned building if possible and call animal control: Tell them it is an emergency.
Provide water to drink, and if possible spray the dog with a garden hose or immerse him or her in a tub of cool (but not iced) water for up to two minutes in order to lower the body temperature gradually. You can also place the dog in front of an electric fan. Applying cool, wet towels to the groin area, stomach, chest, and paws can also help. Be careful not to use ice or cold water, and don’t overcool the animal.
KeepDoggieSafe thanks you for helping safe a dog.
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