What to do if you see a dog in a hot car
It is not illegal to travel with your dog in the car, however, when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to prevent.
How to help a pet left in a hot car
• Take down the car's make, model and license plate number.
• 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 vehicle once they are alerted to the situation.
• If the owner can't be found, call the Livermore Police Department at (925) 371-4987 and wait by the car for them to arrive.
Cool outside doesn't mean cool in the car
Download and Share the Humane Society Hot Car Flyer [PDF]
It doesn't have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside.
• When it's 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour.
• When it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes.
• Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.
Our goal is to not have any unwanted animals. We need you to help us. You can do this by spaying and neutering your pets, providing your pet with a proper collar and identification and by providing a home for your pet where it will not roam the streets. With your help this goal can be achieved.
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