Twice a Day a Dog Is Left in a Hot Car in SD County [Video]

Dogs and cars are a dangerous summer mix.

Courtesy: County of San Diego
Courtesy: County of San Diego
Two times a day. That's how often Animal Services is called out to a dog left alone in a hot car. Don't be one of those owners.

—County News Center

Christy July 06, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Some People are SO stupid! I don't get how they think this is ok!
Jane Cartmill July 06, 2014 at 04:06 PM
Cities of Escondido, Encinitas, Lemon Grove and Solana Beach have adopted Hot Car Warning signs for parking lots that advise people of this danger. San Diego Animal Advocates is sponsoring many of these signs and we need more folks to donate to the campaign so that signs can be erected in more cities. You can also obtain bumper stickers with similar message from SDAA. Go to our website at www.animaladvocates.org to see the signs and to get more information on helping the campaign.
yourusmcboyelvises July 07, 2014 at 03:38 PM
maybe leave those douches in a car duct tape a fur coat on and leave them for about 20mins
jimellis1103 July 07, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Just because someone calls animal control, that doesn't DEFINE that an owner is negligent. It means someone has called animal control. Period. There are plenty of dog owners who realize all risks, have taken precaution, and made it safe for their dogs in their cars. But if some pseudo-do-gooder with a need to feel his or her self-importance decides a panting dog is at risk and chooses to call the authorities, then we all of the sudden have a "case." In other cities, there are black and white laws that define the hot car by a temperature outside. In our fair-weather city, it's at the discretion of passers-by and half-baked terms such as "distressed." Now, I'm not talking about the unconscious owners who have their dogs in cars at 85 degrees with windows rolled up. I'm pointing out that this "story" of people calling animal control is about people calling animal control and NOT a clear indication about the dog owners who know how to care for their loved ones.


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