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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

In warm sunny weather cars become ovens, with temperatures soaring to 120°F/49°C or even higher, so never leave an animal in your car.

If an animal left in a car is panting for breath it may be starting to suffer from heatstroke, which can kill an animal very quickly. Dogs can die from heatstroke in a minimum of 20 minutes.

If you are concerned about a dog which appears to be in distress in a car you can contact:

  • Newcastle Borough Council Dog Wardens: 01782 717717
  • RSPCA Cruelty Line:  0300 1234 999
  • Staffordshire Police:  101

Make a note of the car’s colour, model, make and number plate before you call. If the car is in a shop’s car park ask the shop to page the owner over the intercom.

Further guidance is available from the RSPCA at www.rspca.org.uk  

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