Wardens on lookout for dogs in hot cars

Wardens on lookout for dogs in hot cars

Wardens on lookout for dogs in hot cars

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

PARKING wardens are keeping an eye out for dogs left in overheating parked cars - but they're appealing for help from residents to check for trapped pets.

With temperatures soaring in recent weeks, wardens operating in the Chiltern district area are on the lookout for dogs left in their owners' vehicles.

They warn pets can die if they become too hot - which can happen rapidly.

If it's 22 degrees Celsius outside, the interior temperature of a car can reach 47 degrees within an hour and a window left open is not enough to keep it down to a safe level.

The RSPCA advises people to call 999 if they see a dog left in a car on a hot day.

Officers say a rapid pulse, lack of co-ordination, profuse salivation and loss of consciousness are all signs of heatstroke in dogs.

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11:07pm Tue 22 Jul 14

rachelkeig says...

“Hot car” dog fatalities are needless and all-too-common. Check out the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s resource to learn about what you can do to protect dogs from hot cars. http://tinyurl.com/l
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“Hot car” dog fatalities are needless and all-too-common. Check out the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s resource to learn about what you can do to protect dogs from hot cars. http://tinyurl.com/l zctdjq rachelkeig
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1:08am Wed 23 Jul 14

Malc London says...

There are far too many dogs driving stolen cars. Fact
There are far too many dogs driving stolen cars. Fact Malc London
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10:00am Wed 23 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

Hot dogs in cars? Maybe the just left there lunch behind??
Surely 999 is a bit over the top. RSPCA must have there own emergency line. I'm sure that there should be someone out there checking on the amount of people leaving there kids in the car while they pop into the shops. This is just as dangerous. And neglect .
Hot dogs in cars? Maybe the just left there lunch behind?? Surely 999 is a bit over the top. RSPCA must have there own emergency line. I'm sure that there should be someone out there checking on the amount of people leaving there kids in the car while they pop into the shops. This is just as dangerous. And neglect . Knowitallnewby
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6:15am Thu 24 Jul 14

demoness the second says...

Knowitallnewby wrote:
Hot dogs in cars? Maybe the just left there lunch behind??
Surely 999 is a bit over the top. RSPCA must have there own emergency line. I'm sure that there should be someone out there checking on the amount of people leaving there kids in the car while they pop into the shops. This is just as dangerous. And neglect .
What a great name for you! - Not.
If ANY living creature is trapped in a steaming hot car then they deserve to be rescued.
The reason you call 999 is because the police or fire brigade do not have to think twice about breaking into someones car to rescue a living being. The public however - especially in todays litigious society , could face criminal charges for vandalism.
The RSPCA should be called as well to stop the scum who left a helpless animal to die in sweltering heat in their car from ever having another animal again!
[quote][p][bold]Knowitallnewby[/bold] wrote: Hot dogs in cars? Maybe the just left there lunch behind?? Surely 999 is a bit over the top. RSPCA must have there own emergency line. I'm sure that there should be someone out there checking on the amount of people leaving there kids in the car while they pop into the shops. This is just as dangerous. And neglect .[/p][/quote]What a great name for you! - Not. If ANY living creature is trapped in a steaming hot car then they deserve to be rescued. The reason you call 999 is because the police or fire brigade do not have to think twice about breaking into someones car to rescue a living being. The public however - especially in todays litigious society , could face criminal charges for vandalism. The RSPCA should be called as well to stop the scum who left a helpless animal to die in sweltering heat in their car from ever having another animal again! demoness the second
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10:01am Fri 25 Jul 14

Knowitallnewby says...

demoness the second wrote:
Knowitallnewby wrote:
Hot dogs in cars? Maybe the just left there lunch behind??
Surely 999 is a bit over the top. RSPCA must have there own emergency line. I'm sure that there should be someone out there checking on the amount of people leaving there kids in the car while they pop into the shops. This is just as dangerous. And neglect .
What a great name for you! - Not.
If ANY living creature is trapped in a steaming hot car then they deserve to be rescued.
The reason you call 999 is because the police or fire brigade do not have to think twice about breaking into someones car to rescue a living being. The public however - especially in todays litigious society , could face criminal charges for vandalism.
The RSPCA should be called as well to stop the scum who left a helpless animal to die in sweltering heat in their car from ever having another animal again!
I agree , but unfortunately these people still get away with it. By the time the police get there, they will be gone .
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Knowitallnewby[/bold] wrote: Hot dogs in cars? Maybe the just left there lunch behind?? Surely 999 is a bit over the top. RSPCA must have there own emergency line. I'm sure that there should be someone out there checking on the amount of people leaving there kids in the car while they pop into the shops. This is just as dangerous. And neglect .[/p][/quote]What a great name for you! - Not. If ANY living creature is trapped in a steaming hot car then they deserve to be rescued. The reason you call 999 is because the police or fire brigade do not have to think twice about breaking into someones car to rescue a living being. The public however - especially in todays litigious society , could face criminal charges for vandalism. The RSPCA should be called as well to stop the scum who left a helpless animal to die in sweltering heat in their car from ever having another animal again![/p][/quote]I agree , but unfortunately these people still get away with it. By the time the police get there, they will be gone . Knowitallnewby
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8:23am Mon 28 Jul 14

Flashheart says...

Contrary to popular belief, the RSPCA has no power whatsoever and will also need the Police to attend.
Dial 999, explain what the situation is and that you ARE about to smash the window, get an incident number and rescue the animal yourself. I have done this, and there was no comeback from the owner of the vehicle once it was explained to them that they were in the process of killing their pet...
Contrary to popular belief, the RSPCA has no power whatsoever and will also need the Police to attend. Dial 999, explain what the situation is and that you ARE about to smash the window, get an incident number and rescue the animal yourself. I have done this, and there was no comeback from the owner of the vehicle once it was explained to them that they were in the process of killing their pet... Flashheart
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