NorthStar Pet: If You Love 'Em You'll Leave 'Em Home

Summer has indeed arrived!

With the heat and humidity in the forecast and throughout the summer, unless you are traveling together in climate control and exiting the vehicle at your destination at the same time, please leave your BCFF (Best Canine Friend Forever) at home.

Leaving a dog in a vehicle on a hot day, even with the windows cracked or down, for any length of time, is not cool. And, no matter what you tell yourself, you're never going to be "just a minute." (And, even "just a minute" is too long.) Wise up!

We the people, need to be willing take action: 

- Take down the car's make, model, and license plate number.

- If this is a retail or restaurant establishment's parking lot or event venue ask a decision maker or security personnel to make a public announcement.

- Call the authorities - have the numbers in your directory.

- If you don't already know, find out what your local authorities want you to do when you find a pet in a hot car, and have a plan of action in your mind.

If you see a dog in a hot car, in Westerville contact the police dispatcher without hesitation at 614.882.7444. The dispatcher will send an officer and contact Westerville Animal Control Officer Kim Stambaugh. In Genoa Township, contact the police at 614.568.2060.

For more info click or tap:

NorthStar Pet's Dog Days of Summer

Great Hot Weather Advice from HSUS

Care2's What To Do When You See a Dog in a Hot Car