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NO HOT PETS

Updated: 4 weeks ago - Created: June 25th, 2018

No Excuses. No Hot Pets.

Spread the Word

  • Remind all of your friends and family not to leave their pets in their cars this summer by sharing the No Hot Pets messages below on social media using #NoHotPets!
  • Encourage friends and family to visit nohotpets.ca and take the pledge not to leave pets in hot vehicles. Everyone can do their part to keep pets out of hot cars this summer!
  • Pet Friendly Businesses:  If you’re pet is travelling with you, visit our directory of participating businesses to find pet-friendly locations where pets are welcome inside while you shop. If you’re a business owner who wants to join the list of pet-friendly businesses that support No Hot Pets, email nohotpets@ospca.on.ca

Fast Facts

  • If heat stroke is suspected (excessive panting and drooling, listlessness or unconsciousness) prompt veterinary medical attention is vital. In the meantime, wet the fur immediately with lukewarm to cool water, not cold water. Bring the pet into the shade and offer drinking water.
  • Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39°C, a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.
  • If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe. Owners who choose to leave pets unattended in vehicles, may face charges under the Ontario SPCA Act or the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open.
  • SPCAs across Canada receive hundreds of reports of pets being left in cars every year.
  • It’s imperative that each of us as animal owners is responsible in providing the proper care for our pets. As such, leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle is one of the most irresponsible things a pet owner can do.