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Petplan is #DrivenToBark on Behalf of Pets
Date:8/4/2014

Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Every year, countless dogs die in cars due to extreme temperatures. Despite this, only 15 states have statutes that specifically prohibit leaving an animal unattended in a confined vehicle. Petplan believes this is a national issue – and that four-legged friends urgently need legal protection.

That’s why Petplan is petitioning the Obama Administration to encourage all states to enact laws prohibiting animals from being left unattended in cars, exposing them to dangerously hot or cold temperatures.

If 100,000 people sign the petition in 30 days, they get their paws in the door of the White House. This means the Administration must respond to Petplan’s petition, potentially paving the way to saving the lives of dogs across the nation.

Here’s why leaving a dog in a hot car can be deadly:
?    Dogs can suffer heat stroke and die in less than 15 minutes in a hot environment.
?    Even on a cool, 72°F day, a car’s temperature can shoot up a staggering 40°F in one hour.¹
?    Most of that temperature increase occurs within the first 30 minutes.²
?    Even in the shade, a car’s temperature can quickly soar to dangerous levels.
?    Cracking the windows open has little effect on the temperature in the car.³
?    By the time a dog shows visible signs of heat stroke, it’s often too late to save them.

¹http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/1/e109/F3.expansion.html
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