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What to do if you see a dog alone in the car!
June 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
What To Do If You See A Dog Alone In A Car
- Gather info
Note the car’s color, make, and model, and write down the license plate number or take a picture of it.
2. Notify Others
If there’s time, go into the nearest building and find a manager. Remember: It only takes minutes for a dog to suffer brain damage when the weather is hot. Time is of the essence!
Politely ask the manager to page the owner of the car. BE PERSISTENT!
3. Monitor the dog
Go back outside and wait by the car. (Don’t leave until the dog is safe!)
When the owner appears, share some facts, if you are comfortable doing so if not just walk away.
5. Call for help
If the owner doesn’t show up or doesn’t do anything, call animal control. If animal control can’t come immediately, call 911.
And remember, if all else fails, do what’s necessary to save the animal’s life.