One of the worst calls we have to attend during the good weather is to dogs in hot cars, already this year the fine weather has resulted in several calls of this nature. Please be aware that the temperatures in cars rises very quickly even when not in direct sunlight.
If you HAVE to leave your dog in the car make sure that there is water easily accessible for them to drink and plenty of ventilation ( windows down at least two inches ). If we attend a hot dog call, OUR actions are based on our perception of the level of distress the animal is in.
This can result in us deciding to break a window in order to remove the dog to safety, that’s not an easy decision to make and often leads to conflict with an irate dog/ car owner who’s opinion regarding the condition of their dog differs from ours.
Please don’t put us in that awful position, make sure your pet is safe.