Hot Car Warning
Thanks to Knox Media & Design, LLC, Brenengen Auto Group, Dr. Kimberly Kratt, Dan Olson, and Chris Schmid, at the 2008 Bark in the Park we were able to capture how quickly a car warms up on a sunny day and just how dangerous this can be - not only for people, but for pets, who are often left behind in vehicles while their owners run errands. We realize pet owners do not set out to intentionally harm their beloved furry companions, but as you will learn by watching this short video, leaving your pet in a car - even with the windows cracked on a mild day - could prove not just harmful to your pet, but deadly.
Please think twice before running errands with your pet that will require them to be left in the car for any amount of time. The best intentions of quickly running in the grocery store, library, or any other business can be disrupted by unexpectedly meeting a friend or co-worker or being caught in a long line. We understand and appreciate you wanting your pet to be with you, but to ensure your pet lives a long and healthy life with you, the best decision you can make is to leave your furry friend at home and safely confined.
If you see an animal left unattended in a vehicle, please do not dismiss this for any reason. If in La Crosse County, call Animal Control, Protection and Rescue at 608-781-4014, the local police department, or contact the manager on duty at the facility where the car is parked. For additional information relating to summer care tips to keep pets safe, visit http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/summer_care_tips_for_you_and_your_pets/.