Warwickshire dog owners warned not to leave four-legged friends in hot cars - The Rugby Observer

Warwickshire dog owners warned not to leave four-legged friends in hot cars

Rugby Editorial 30th Jul, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE DANGERS of leaving dogs in cars during hot weather have been spelled out by Warwickshire Police.

Officers say summer always brings numerous reports of dogs left in cars in warm weather.

And the RSPCA says leaving a window slightly open or parking in the shade is not enough to keep their pet safe. In 22 degree heat, a car can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within an hour.

The animal welfare charity issued the following warning signs of heatstroke in dogs:




  • Is the dog panting heavily?
  • Is the dog drooling excessively?
  • Does the dog appear lethargic, drowsy or uncoordinated?
  • Is the dog collapsed or vomiting?

Click here for more information.

Police advise anyone who sees a dog in distress in a hot car to dial 999.


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