Car Safety for Pets

Summer is here which means high temperatures are here too. If you are someone who likes taking their pet places, leaving them locked in cars is never safe. High temperatures can cause organ damage and even death. On a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120° in a matter of minutes—even with the windows partially open. Here are some tips if you encounter a pet locked in a vehicle.

Tips for when you see a pet in a locked car

  1. Write down the car's make, model and license plate number.

  2. If a business is nearby, notify a manager and ask them to make an announcement.

  3. If the owner can't be found, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control.

  4. Spread the word about car safety for your pets.


American Kennel Club

The Humane Society of The United States