Letter to the Editor

Hot cars kill dogs

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Please don't leave your dog or cat in a parked car in the spring or summer months even for a few minutes.

Even on an average day, the temperature inside your car can reach an unbearable 160 degrees in the sun. Even with windows partially open, your dog or car can die of heat prostration within a short time.

And those that survive can suffer unseen brain damage.

Your companion animal does not sweat the way you do. Their lungs are their main cooling system. With nothing but overheated air to breathe, he can't live very long.

When the weather is warm leave your dog or cat in your air-conditioned home or your dog might enjoy that time under a shade tree in your backyard with plenty of clean, fresh drinking water.


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