We often receive calls informing us of pet owners leaving their pets in their cars while they're off running errands. Contrary to popular belief, it is not okay to leave your pet in the car, even if it's for a short while, and even if the window is slightly rolled down.
The temperature inside a stationary car can soar in just minutes, and increases exponentially as compared to the temperature outside the car. With their much smaller bodies, animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just under 15 minutes. It's difficult for animals, especially dogs who can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads, to cool themselves down while in the stationary car. A small gap through the windows does not help.
If you see an animal left alone in a car, please stay on the scene and try to alert the owner if possible. Otherwise, please take down the car's colour, model, and licence plate number and more importantly a picture or video of the dog in the car and contact us at 62875355.
Note : People walking their dog in the heat of the day can also cause their pet to suffer from heatstroke. Owners think that their dogs enjoys it. However we have to remember that they are wearing a fur coat. Can we imagine ourselves going out in the heat wearing a fur coat? The best time to walk your dog is early morning or late evening .