Greetings from the east coast, where it’s steaming hot. In fact, there are record temperatures expected today for this region. But regardless of if the temperatures are breaking records or not as we approach summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the Massachusetts State Police just sent out a good reminder for all pet owners and residents.

They tweeted the graph below with the reminder: “As you enjoy the summer temps, please do right by the best friend who depends on you the most. Remember: a pet in a parked car, even with the windows open, can quickly overheat and die on a warm day.”

They followed up with: “If you see an animal in distress in a car, call 911 immediately & try to find the owner. If you cannot find the owner & you are still waiting for first responders and the animal seems in grave condition, state law allows you to break a window or make entry to save the pet’s life.”

The same goes for children, who of course should never be left in a car but sadly, some parents don’t heed this advice and the results are devastating. The best advice is just don’t ever leave any animal or person in a car alone.

2 Comments On "The Massachusetts State Police Issue Important Reminder for Travelers and Pet Owners"
  1. Dianne Rabbers|

    I would add that sand on the beach can get very hot on a sunny day and it’s important to protect your dog’s paw pads from painful burns.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Good tip

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