Q: If it’s 70 degrees outdoors, is it safe to leave your pet inside a car — even with the windows cracked open a little — for five or ten minutes?
A: No! Temperatures inside rise much faster than outdoor temperatures, effectively sealing your dog inside a heated space with no ventilation or means of cooling. A dog can suffer heatstroke in as little as five to ten minutes, which can be fatal.
On a warm day, leave your dog at home — never in a car on a warm day. That situation can quickly turn too hot to handle. Share this with your friends as a reminder of the seasonal dangers that warm weather poses and help save a life!