RSPCA remind owners about leaving dogs in hot cars
THE RSPCA received 217 calls about dogs locked in hot cars across England over the Bank Holiday weekend - around three calls every hour.
Thankfuly there were just two cases in Leicestershire, with the most calls received in Hampshire, where the RSPCA were called about 17 dogs in hot environments.
RSPCA campaign manager Holly Barber said: “Many people think it will be fine just to leave their pets for a minute or two but we know that this is all it takes for temperatures inside a car to soar to dangerous levels.
“Dogs die in hot cars - don’t let your pet be one of the number.
“We have been doing a lot of cam- paigning lately about the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car, and it’s really worrying that despite this, some people are still putting their pets in dangerous situations.
“Our main advice to owners is not to leave dogs in cars and our main advice to passers-by is to call 999 if they’re concerned about an animal in a hot environment.”
What to do if you see a dog in a car on a hot day: You can call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 for advice but, if a dog is in danger, dialling 999 should always be the first step.
For more information on what to do if you see a dog in a hot car, please visit the RSPCA website: https://www.rspca.org. uk/dogsinhotcars