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Children and Pets in Hot Vehicles

Children and Pets in Hot Vehicles
 
The summer is officially here which means sunny days and high temperatures. If you’re the type of person to run errands with your kids and/or pets, it’s important you read this article to make sure you’re not putting them in danger.
 
Every year, too many children and pets die from heatstroke because they are left in a hot vehicle. Fortunately, by following the tips below, you can ensure this never happens to your pet or child.
 
Most of these deaths occur not because parents willingly keep their children locked in a hot vehicle, but because they are preoccupied with something else and forget they are there altogether. However, if you keep your purse or wallet in the backseat, you will always notice if one of your children is still in the vehicle when you go grab it. It’s always a good idea to double check the vehicle to make sure everyone is hot of the car.
 
Even if you enjoy the company of your pet, never bring it with you driving in the summer. Considering most stores won’t allow pets inside, you’ll be forced to leave it in the car. Even if the window is rolled down and/or the ac is turned on, your pet can still have heatstroke. Bringing your pet with you is dangerous and a careless thing to do as an owner.
 
It’s important to call 911 if you see a car or child that’s locked in a vehicle with the windows rolled up. This is very dangerous and you could end up saving a life by calling for help.
 
Patrick Britton