What to Do If You See Pets in a Parked Car?

Why you should not leave your pets in a Parked Car? Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly.

High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death to pets.

How to help a pet left in a hot car?

  1. Take down the car’s make, model, and license plate number.
  2. If there are businesses nearby, notify their managers or security guards and ask them to make an announcement to find the car’s owner. Many people are unaware of the danger of leaving pets in hot cars and will quickly return to their vehicles once they are alerted to the situation.
  3. If the owner can’t be found, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive. In several states good Samaritans can legally remove animals from cars under certain circumstances, so be sure to know the laws in your area and follow any steps required.
  4. Rolling the down windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.

Temperature rise is more frequent, especially in closed and parked vehicles. When a pet is locked in it, there are plenty of chances to get a heatstroke attack. Monitor the ambient temperature and humidity changes anytime anywhere using Waggle Pet Monitor. Get instant alerts and updates on your pet’s safety while you are away from them. Just download the Waggle Pet App, sign up, register your device, and set the customized alerts and temperature frequencies.

That’s it.

Your pet’s protection is done as easy as ABC.

Other ways to help

  1. Get informed

    Learn your town’s and state’s laws about leaving pets in hot cars. An increasing amount of states prohibit leaving pets in a parked car, and some grant immunity to good Samaritans who must rescue pets in visible distress.

  2. Be ready to call for help

    Gather essential telephone numbers and have them on hand. You’ll want to have your local animal control agency’s number and the police department’s non-emergency number so you can quickly report the situation. Keep these numbers in your purse, your car’s glove compartment, or programmed into your phone.

  3. Spread the word

    Distribute Waggle Pet Travel Guide PDF, which spells out the dangers of leaving pets in RVs/cars.

  4. Get involved

    Ask local store managers, shopping malls, restaurants, and other businesses to post signs asking customers not to leave their pets in their cars while shopping or dining. A huge part of the solution to this problem is raising awareness.

  5. Speak up

    If your town or state doesn’t have a law prohibiting leaving pets in parked cars, contact your local representatives or attend a town hall meeting to start lobbying for one.

  6. Monitor the Pet’s Environment Temperature

    Use the latest technology to keep your pet comfortable and safeMonitor the environmental temperature of the pets to keep them safe wherever you are.

Download and share our Pet Guides.

It doesn’t have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside.

Here are some facts

  1. When it’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour.
  2. When it’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes.
  3. Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.
Source: This content was created by the Humane Society.
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