Letter: Don’t leave your dog in a hot car

Research shows that the temperature inside a vehicle can increase rapidly within a very short time, writes Barb Hoult.

Maybe someone can explain to me why, when I approach someone to share my concerns regarding a dog left in a hot vehicle, they feel the need to become defensive and in some cases verbally abusive?

Perhaps they don’t realize how quickly the inside of a vehicle can heat up and become life threatening. Research shows that the temperature inside a vehicle can increase rapidly within a very short time.

For example: if it’s 21C (70F) outside it can reach 38C (100F) inside the vehicle within minutes.

Cracking a window makes no difference whatsoever and that so-called “quick trip” into a store could easily mean death to your pet.

I trust these people don’t want that to happen so despite their responses I will continue to speak for those that have no voice because to me it’s worth it and they are worth it!

– Barb Hoult, Grand Forks