Despite many news reports about dogs getting dehydrated and even dying because of being left inside hot cars, there are still many dog owners who continue leaving their pets inside their vehicles. Dog lovers and citizens in general should know what to do in case they spot a dog suffering from such situation.
– Dog owners continue to leave their dogs inside hot cars.
– If you see a dog in distress, call the police.
– If the dog is already in critical condition…
First, people should call an emergency number then see if the dog is showing signs of heatstroke. Some symptoms are panting heavily, drooling, vomiting, and more. If in case the situation is already critical and the person cannot wait for the police or any officer from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, they could break the car’s window. Before doing this, however, it is best to call the police and tell them about what you are about to do. Also, take videos and photos and if possible, witnesses’ accounts.
Once the dog is out of the car, move the doggo to a shaded area then douse them with water.
To read more about what to do, read the thorough story by Natasha Hinde here – https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk