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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Every year RSPCA NSW reminds people not to leave dogs – or any animal for that matter – unattended in vehicles yet as soon as the weather warms up, the calls start pouring in. Last year RSPCA NSW Inspectors rescued well over 400 dogs that were suffering in parked cars.

Cars parked in the sun can reach temperatures in excess of 75 °C, and can remain dangerously hot even if the windows are left slightly open.  It only takes six minutes for a dog to suffer from heat stress. This summer, as temperatures continue to soar, RSPCA NSW is calling on the public to take a pledge. A pledge to never leave their animals unattended or locked in a vehicle.

Take the pledge today: