Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dogs and Hot Cars Do Not Mix

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
Everyone has their own feelings about the extent to which PETA goes to get their message across. I'm not here to pass judgment, only to share a message that PETA and their spokesperson, Simon Cowell, want you to hear.
The Summer heat is oppressive. Although you may feel that 78 degrees is comfortable while you sit outside under a tree, inside a car the temperature can quickly rise to over 100 degrees.
Blog the ChangeJust a few months ago I received a letter from a young girl asking what she should do about a dog who was left in a car overnight in her neighborhood. Afraid of angering a neighbor, she contacted me for advice. We worked out a plan to bring in authorities to deal with the situation so that she wouldn't have to become involved. She was far too young and her parents were not at home. Yet she wanted to stand up for this dog. How impressive is that?
That young girl was very courageous and caring. She told me that she had written letters on quite a few blogs and not gotten a response. I was glad to be there when she left her note for me. I hope you and I will be there for a dog in a parking lot one day. Don't turn a blind eye; get help and stand up for the animal. He's counting on you. 
Be the Change for Animals is being celebrated today by pet bloggers everywhere. Join us in our quest to educate the public about important causes and dangers to animals. Thank you!

12 comments:



Bailey Be Good! said...

It's so sad to see humans that don't understand how bad it is to leave doggies in a car on a hot day. :(

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)



FiveSibesMom said...

This is such an important message. We did the same topic for today's Blog the Change. It's hard to believe that people still leave their dogs in cars...this is a message that I hope is shouted from the mountaintops! Thanks for getting the word out.



Donna and the Dogs said...

What a courageous young woman. I bet she will do great things one day! Thanks for highlighting this important cause. :-)



heyitsjethere said...

Hey Lucas, Hey Tanner, Jet here. Hi Miss Carrie.

Boy, this is a "hot" topic today. We cannot agree more and appreciate your post. Living in the tropics as we do, cars here feel like kilns more than ovens! We added a badge on this subject to our blog.



BtC4animals said...

In this heat wave, this topic never gets old, Carrie. I'm so glad you worked with this young girl to resolve the situation. That's what saves lives.

Thanks so much for Blogging - AND BEING - the Change,

Kim Clune
Director
BetheChangeforAnimals.com



Dogs N Pawz said...

We wrote about dogs in hot cars just the other day. We will never understand why humans think it is okay to leave their dog in a hot car:( We are glad you could help that young girl with her problem. We wish there were more people out there like her!



Malika Bourne and Tacks said...

Tacks and I stopped by to say hello. So happy to be a part of this great cause.
We plan on making a video along with the no Non-cents Nanna blog for the July 23 Unite the bloggers day for our friends in need.



Dawn said...

That was very courageous of her! :0)



Pup Fan said...

Such an important topic - and a message that really cannot be repeated enough. Your story about the young girl is inspiring - bravo to her for wanting to help, and to you for working with her!

A.J.
BetheChangeforAnimals.com



marthasteward64 said...

Carrie so true, When the better choice is to leave the furfriend home. Thank you ~ from an old friend at Darby's Story : )



Pam Torres said...

That is very impressive. Reminds me of the character in my book about Madison Morgan and eleven-year-old dog advocate. It is amazing how many people leave their dogs inside the car. They bring the dog because they don't want to leave them at home and then leave it in the car...doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Great blog and a good subject for this time of year!



Dog TV said...

An outstanding post, enjoyed reading the information what all you had to share regarding dogs and hot cars....

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