Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stop Dogs From Dying!

For those of you who like to take your doggies out with you on errand runs or to visit some friends just for a few minutes, your heart is in the right place! I mean who wouldn't want to bring their cute little lovable animal with them!?

But as May turnes to June and June to July, the temperatures are going to continue to rise outside and if the heat bothers you, how do you think your little furry coated pet feels? They lug around a fur coat every day no matter what the weather is like.

So how do you think they feel when they are left in a car in the middle of that swealtering summer day with a perminate fur coat attached? Not very good I can assume.

Every year, countless dogs die after being locked in cars while their guardians work, visit, shop, or run other errands. These tragic deaths are entirely preventable.

My Dog Is Cool is a website to help prevent these deaths by informing people of this danger to our canine friends.

Some cool things you can find on My Dog Is Cool website:

*A very usefull weather forecasting tool that allows pet owners to enter their zip code to see if it is too hot to take their dog in the car.

*"It's Hot" fliers to pass around to raise awareness. I plan on getting some because I see dog's unattended all the time in cars during the summer days. Here is the information on how to recieve your free fliers.

*Free downloadable “Hot Temperature Warning” posters that can be hung in store windows so you can let customers know that it's too hot to leave a dog in a car. You can find these Here

Looking around their website, I learned many interesting facts. It saddens me that animals have to die like this when it's completely preventable; All by the view of a placed flier or logging onto the My Dog Is Cool website and seeing if the weather is good enough to bring out your pet.

If you want to learn more about what you can do to help, you can check out their Spread The Word section on the site.

I for one am going to make a pledge to keep my dog cool and submit his picture into the website's photo gallery along with all the other 'cool' pets =]

I mean come on, who wouldn't do anything for that cute little booger face pictured to the right?!

**Note: This just doesn't pertain to dogs. All animals can and will be left unattended in cars throughout the summer and our goal is to prevent that!

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