Italian
supermodel Elisabetta Canalis knows what it means to be hot! She first worked with PETA when she posed for this steamy
anti-fur ad
,
but this summer, she is braving a different kind of heat and reminding people
not to leave their cars parked with their loving animal companions still
inside. 

In the revealing
video, Elisabetta endures the panic and pain that a dog feels when left in a
car on a summer day—even with the windows open a crack. As the car heats up,
Elisabetta experiences the agonizing symptoms of heatstroke. As panic and anxiety set in, Elisabetta’s condition deteriorates rapidly with
the addition of excessive thirst, lethargy, lack of coordination, and a rapid heartbeat.
Scared and alone, she desperately attempts to escape the car, which is quickly
heating up like an oven. On a 78-degree day, the
temperature inside a shaded car is 90 degrees, while the inside of a car parked
in the sun can reach 160 degrees in minutes. She is helpless to protect
herself from the elements on a hot summer day.

 

Dogs rely on us to keep them safe from harm.
When they are left in hot cars, conditions can become dangerous and even deadly
very quickly. Animals who suffer from heatstroke can sustain brain damage or even
die in just 15 minutes. Check
out our tips to keep dogs cool during the hottest days of the summer.

 

Want to do more to help dogs? Share Elisabetta’s
urgent message with your friends on Facebook and Twitter:


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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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