Killing season for pets in cars begins |

Killing season for pets in cars begins

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:With the weather heating up, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) would like to remind your readers that summer temperatures can be deadly for pets left unattended in parked cars.In just minutes, pets left in parked cars can suffer heat stress, brain damage and death, even if you park in a shady spot or leave the window cracked. Pets just can’t adjust to the quick rising temperatures inside a car. The best place for your pet is at home.If you see a pet in a parked car, notify the closest business and ask them to make an announcement. If necessary, contact your local animal control officer or police officer to rescue the animal. The HSUS has fliers to warn drivers of the danger of leaving animals in parked cars. To obtain a dozen free fliers, mail a business-size, stamped, self-addressed envelope to The HSUS, 2100 L St., NNW, Washington, DC 20037.To learn more about protecting your pet from summertime hazards, visit or contact the HSUS Northern Rockies Regional Office, 490 N. 31st St. #215, Billings, MT 59101Dave Pauliregional directorHumane Society northern regional office

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