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Be a Hero for Hot Dogs!

How many times have you been out running errands and seen a dog left panting in the backseat of a car?

On a mild 73ºF day, the temperature inside a car can reach 120ºF in 30 minutes. Animals can suffer and die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes, so by the time you pop in and out of the store or a restaurant, it may already be too late.

SAVE DOGS!

An animal confined to a vehicle in hot weather is an emergency. If you see one, please follow these lifesaving steps:

  • Take down the car’s color, model, make, and license-plate number.
  • Have the owner paged in nearby stores, and call local humane authorities or the police.
  • If the police are unresponsive or take too long to arrive and the dog’s life appears to be in imminent danger, find a witness (or several) who will back your assessment. Take steps to remove the suffering animal, and then wait for the authorities to arrive.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Share this photo on Facebook, and ask your friends NEVER to leave their animal companions in a hot car!

Share to save dogs in hot cars.

Click the image to share it on Facebook.

2. Click the button below to get 750 points.

BONUS MISSION!

 Want even MORE points?!

Help spread the word about how dangerous it is to keep dogs in hot cars by printing out some of our “Don’t Let Your Dog Get Hot Under the Collar” leaflets here!

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  • Profile photo of itsbriomg

    579 days ago

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    I printed some copies of this leaflet to keep in my purse incase I see this happen again

  • Profile photo of fJiva

    622 days ago

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    Even Malaysian should see & stop doing so.

  • Profile photo of BrittBratt1115

    716 days ago

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    I could have used this leaflet last week. There was this dog in this guys car while I was working ( I work a a ticket writer at my school) so me and this other girl decided to call campus security because it was easily 100 degrees in that car (it was about 93 outside). So the officer arrived and then the guy came running out and was telling the officer that it was ok he did it all the time. So campus security called him into the city PD and he got into huge trouble.

    • Profile photo of Whitney-C

      715 days ago

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      Yikes! But the dog was okay?

  • Profile photo of chelsymonds

    730 days ago

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    how could anyone do that to their poor dog

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    732 days ago

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    Would it be alright to post on tumblr?

    • Profile photo of Sara-W

      730 days ago

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      Yeah, that’s fine. :)

  • Profile photo of SunnySkies

    745 days ago

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    Would it be okay if i were to share it on instagram? dont have a fb account O:

    • Profile photo of Whitney-C

      744 days ago

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      Yep!

  • Profile photo of emmaie892000

    749 days ago

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    That video really made me feel like I was trapped in a hot car, it would really be horrible….

  • Profile photo of mrhrkr

    749 days ago

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    I shared it on my FB page

    • Profile photo of SaraAnn-C

      748 days ago

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      Awesome! Be sure to submit a screenshot for points. :)

  • Profile photo of ilovecena16

    751 days ago

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    The Get Points tab leads to writing a description about a book or something :( Do you have a link for this one?? I have my screenshot ready :)

    • Profile photo of Sara-W

      750 days ago

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      Thanks for letting us know! It’s been updated to allow photos/screenshots to be submitted. :)

  • Profile photo of cjmatson99

    752 days ago

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    I don’t have a Facebook but i did share it on Twitter… Can i still get points?

    • Profile photo of SaraAnn-C

      752 days ago

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      Totally! Just submit a screenshot of your Twitter post. :)

  • Profile photo of hakred

    753 days ago

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    Totally messed up my form on this and submitted twice by mistake. Woops!

  • Profile photo of veganlove

    754 days ago

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    i printed out some leaflets and im keeping them with me to put on the windshields of any car with a dog trapped inside

  • Profile photo of ckrajefska

    755 days ago

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    i think these people need to grow up, how would you feel if someone left your infant baby in hot weather?

  • Profile photo of aydenator97

    1138 days ago

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    I’ll definitely be doing this when I go out today.
    It reminds me of a couple months ago when me and some friends were on our way down to tan I saw a dog left in the car and it was way too hot. I could hear it whimpering and wining. I went inside a store for a drink hoping the car would be gone when I came out but it was still there with the dog inside. The window was barely cracked, so I went looking for probably a half hour or so looking for a police officer to tell him what had happened. In some states it is considered illegal, I think Peta should start some sort of petition to start spreading this law to other states

  • Profile photo of chocomint2000

    1142 days ago

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    it went wonderful people are saying that they will not do it any more

  • Profile photo of Kat4981

    1143 days ago

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    I put flyers up around fresno. the temp today was 105!

  • Profile photo of veganmusician

    1144 days ago

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    I’m going to put these on the windshield of every car I see with a dog inside!!

  • Profile photo of courtneylenhoff

    1146 days ago

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    me and a friend passed out some and i so glad i did

  • Profile photo of sadhuvedantmunijain

    1148 days ago

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    today we are known as more civilized and known as 21 century being. as we are becoming civilized our activities are uncivilized and inhumane. how much greedy persons are. greediness is not bad but not on the cast of others lives. every where and every walk of life we are turning ourselves cruel.now the cruelity is known as humanity. we are fighting for the stomach and the innocent animals are fighting for existence,is there any limit? for the sake of money, investigations, pleasure and entertainment we are killing the innocents, why? we are so weak and timid so we are showing our power on innocents , they are diminishing, toward ending and now many many species are disappeared. it is not a alarming sign. whohas given power to kill them. it is a heinous crime and should be treated as a criminals and must be behind the bars. but there are clandestine nexus there. local state and central authorities with the support of police, vete, doctors, businessmen, suppliers, and the users are all known as accused. we people those are interested to save them are alike poor. it is an alarming sign. when it will be stopped. to follow the paths of nonviolence, vegetarianism, animal protection and keep sympathies with them like our family members as wife, children, mother, father, sisters and brothers,god will bless to all those are serving for them and god will punish them those are killing them positively.

  • Profile photo of hannah3u

    1153 days ago

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    a car can get so hot you can bake cookies in it

  • Profile photo of chocomint2000

    1154 days ago

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    I felt so good doing that.

  • Profile photo of keyjewel

    1154 days ago

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    I’m having the same problem as Addie and Lydia.

    • Profile photo of DianaM21066

      1151 days ago

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      it should be working now, it’ll open a pdf of the fliers for you to print :)

  • Profile photo of baileybop2

    1155 days ago

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    Gave them out and got thanks in return. Felt good to spread awareness.

  • Profile photo of LydiaRawrxP

    1155 days ago

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    I have the same problem as Addie!

  • Profile photo of GabbyBieber

    1157 days ago

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    I gave these out at a Jewel- Osco parking lot one day. People said thank you and read them. I also put them on car windows when I saw a dog in the car. It felt great to do that.

  • Profile photo of avalonlover

    1158 days ago

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    I am new to Peta and LOVE it. I don’t have a dog but now I know how awful it is to leave dogs in cars!!!!!!!!

  • Profile photo of AddieFroggie

    1158 days ago

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    I am trying to print them but everytime i click the link or the image it links it right back to the actions page! :(

  • Profile photo of Shy55

    1158 days ago

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    It makes me sad how people could treat their animals this way :/

  • Profile photo of kandi2

    1162 days ago

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    I have had to call the police 2 times this pass week on Stupid people who locked their dogs in their cars and thought it was ok to do with all 4 windows open like an inch….REALLY!!!!!!

  • Profile photo of HaylsFandora

    1162 days ago

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    As soon as I get more ink for my printer I’m printing out a bunch! I find it absolutely disgusting how many dogs you see left in cars during summer heat waves. People wouldn’t leave their babies in there, so why is it okay to leave their animal babies?

    • Profile photo of Alecat22

      1154 days ago

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      Sadly leaving babies/ children isn’t uncommon. Parents will run into the store ‘real quick’ or better yet they will forget them in the backseat. The way I see if YOU wouldn’t want to be left in a hot car why would you leave any LIVING thing in there.