With tomorrow’s temperatures expected to soar into the nineties, please keep your pet safe by following these tips:
Never Leave a Pet Alone in a Car
On a hot day, even parking in the shade is dangerous.
Cracking the windows does not prevent the temperature from rising. On a 70 degree day, a car’s inside temperature can reach 100 degrees in 15 minutes or less. On a hotter day, temperatures in excess of 100 degrees can occur in the same amount of time.
Pets that are older, overweight or have short, flat faces are at the greatest risk of suffering heat stroke.
Remember, even during a quick trip inside the grocery store, the temperature is rising while your pet waits.
• Never leave your pet alone in a car—even for a few minutes
• If you see a pet in a parked car, immediately call the local police or the Animal Rescue League of Boston at 617-426-9170
• If your pet is in distress on a hot day (panting heavily, unable to get up, not responding to you) immediately rush him/her to the nearest veterinary hospital
• Never leave your pet tied outside in full sun
• If your pet is outside, always have fresh water available
We know you love your pets, so please never leave them unattended in your car!