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Dogs Die in Hot Cars
« on: August 20, 2012, 14:14:01 PM »

Sadly it seems that the message still hasn't got through  :(

http://www.rspca.org.uk/media/news/story/-/article/RSPCA_warning_after_death_of_three_Labradors_Aug12

Do not leave your dog in the car in warm weather, EVER, even if you think you're only going to be a few minutes.
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Re: Dogs Die in Hot Cars
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 14:17:37 PM »

WHAT YOU CAN DO YO HELP A DOG IN NEED

The RSPCA advice is: if you see a dog in a car on a warm day, please call the police on 999.
 
Under the Animal Welfare Act everyone has a legal duty to care for their animals and if someone puts their a
nimal at risk, they should face prosecution. Obviously they also have to live with the fact that their action resulted in terrible, unimaginable suffering.
 
If the car is in a supermarket car park or at a public event, ask for a message to be broadcast, asking the owner to return to their car immediately.
 
If the police are unable to attend, call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 or if you are in Scotland: 03000 999 999 for SSPCA  (Please store this number on your mobile phone!)
 
There has been much debate online as to what to do if no one comes in time and the clock is ticking. Consensus is to try to take photos/video of the scene, using your phone. If you decide things are serious and you need to break in to release the dog try to make sure you record what you are doing and to protect yourself from accusations of criminal damage. Certainly advise the police of your intention to do this, so they are aware.
 
Read more: http://www.dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/dontcookyourdog/firstaid.htm
 
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Re: Dogs Die in Hot Cars
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 16:03:47 PM »
I've put the number on my phone............. just hope I never need it  :(
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Re: Dogs Die in Hot Cars
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 16:33:33 PM »
Same here, number now added to my phone.
Some great advice there as well.