Dogs Left in Hot Cars: We’re Everywhere & Watching You!
There’s an angry movement popping up in your neighborhood. It’s happening right this moment and you need to be very concerned. Don’t look away. You need to understand the consequences of leaving your dog in a hot car. Be prepared for a broken car window and confrontation with a concerned pet owner. You’ve been warned.
Why You Need to Stop Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars
It’s Cruel and Illegal
When the thought of leaving your dog in a warm or hot car pops in your brain, don’t do it. Don’t convince yourself you’ll only be a few minutes. We both know this is not true. Besides, cars can heat up within seconds. If you do decide to leave your pet, concerned pet owners will be standing right there dialing 911 because what you’ve committed is cruelty and illegal in 17 states and counting.
Never leave your dog in a hot car–not even for a second. Take an extra few minutes to drive your dog home or have a friend sit inside the car with your dog while the car is turned on and the AC is blowing.
Don’t Be Surprised If Your Car Window Breaks
Leaving any living being in a hot car while you run to fill-in-the-blank is cruelty. There’s no excuse that will rectify the situation. If your car window is broken because a concerned pet owner wanted to save your distressed pet from dying in your hot car, it’s your fault. You should’ve never caused this situation. This is not the concerned pet owner’s fault who simply noticed your panting dog locked in a warm car while you were walking toward the grocery store.
Trust me, we as pet lovers don’t relish in stumbling across a distressed dog. It’s gut-wrenching to see a dog suffer. So, when we see dogs in hot cars, we take a stand against this horrible act. Leaving dogs in hot cars needs to stop now.
What Caused This Movement?
Concerned pet owners have had enough. Countless dogs die every day due to foolish decisions made by humans. Concerned pet lovers are tired of it and finally taking a stand. Yes, we shop at your grocery store, eat at your restaurants and visit your local malls, and we will make a scene if your dog is locked in your car.
You can’t say you didn’t know about dogs dying in hot cars. Social media and daily news programs beg you to keep dogs at home during extreme temperatures. Celebrities have locked themselves in hot cars and documented their tortuous experience to raise awareness. Millions of pamphlets are distributed on car windshields and PSAs flood Facebook and Twitter feeds every day, and yet it still happens.
If you do this, don’t be surprised when you’re paged in the grocery store or return back to a mob of concerned pet lovers trying to free your dog. Don’t put the blame on anyone else. This happened because of the choice you as the suffering dog’s owner made. Save the victim act for the police. It’s your fault and you were caught.
Why Am I Angry?
I’m infuriated because people still choose to leave their dogs in hot cars at an alarming rate. Just this weekend, three dog-loving friends made a stand at their local shopping centers where they found dogs sitting in hot cars. In each instance, these concerned pet-loving citizens were met with hostility from returning dog owners who mumbled ridiculous excuses.
I’m dumbfounded that the dog owners who made these horrible decisions lash out verbally and sometimes physically toward citizens taking a stand. Is it because you’re embarrassed? You should be. Trust me, concerned pet owners will stand there and watch you make a total fool of yourself while dialing 911. We’re not scared. We’re taking a stand.
As for dog owners throwing out phrases like “Everyone is offended nowadays,” it’s not that. Concerned dog owners are not offended when we see dogs left in hot cars; we’re beyond even angry. Offended and angry are two different worlds. We’re way past insulted. We’re downright furious, which means we will take a stand. So save that excuse for the police because they are on the way.
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