This year many children and dogs have died because of excessive heat in vehicles.
To avoid hot car deaths remind your parents to leave dogs at home when it is warm, and not to leave small children in the car either.
The inside of cars can get hot enough for dogs and small children to die if left alone for any length on time in the sun.
If you must take a pet in the car on warm days, never leave them in the car alone.
While shopping or running a quick errand when it is warm, do not leave children in the car, as many have only to find their child dead, or in serious condition.
Children and pets cannot handle the heat in cars. There have been adults running tests by sitting in a car to measure the temperature. Cars can get over twenty degrees inside the car than the temperature outside the car.
Dogs need cool water, shade, and a place to rest when it is warm. If it is too warm for you to play outside, it is too warm for your dog.
Leave your dog at home when it is warm with plenty of water and shade. If children must go with parents, the parents must be sure not to leave the child in the car.
Try asking a neighbor or friend to watch the child, put something like your cell phone by the child to remind you to take the child with you, not leave them in the car where it could get hot.
Use parking structures, shade, or somewhere out of the direct sun; so the inside of the car will be cooler when you return to it.
The darker the color of the car the more heat it will collect.
Always watch out for your children and pets because they depend on you to keep them safe.