Great turn out for Turn OFF the Heat!

Great turn out for Turn OFF the Heat!

On July 6th we held an event in the PetSmart parking lot in Chatham to expose Chatham-Kent’s police, media and animal control to the conditions pets must endure when left in a hot vehicle.

After just 15 minutes and despite a breezy day, the interior temperature of the car rose to above 40 degrees Celsius. Participants clearly became very uncomfortable and mentioned that the only way they could stay in was that they knew they were able to get out after the 15 minutes.

Hard to imagine the level of stress a pet endures not knowing when the torture will stop! We are hoping that this event will be another reminder that there is no excuses for leaving a pet in a vehicle during hot and even warm days as the temperature inside a car rises very quickly even if in the shade or an a cooler day.

So, no more excuses, Turn OFF the Heat and save lives!