When
baseball Hall of Famer George
Brett
isn’t hanging out with his dog, Charlie, or engaging in
America’s favorite pastime, he’s speaking up for dogs! Summer
is here, and families are out having fun, but George (and Charlie!) want to remind all of us to leave our furry friends
at home if we plan to go somewhere that they can’t go also. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a shaded car is
90 degrees, and the inside of a car parked in the sun can reach 160 degrees in
minutes, even with a window cracked. If it’s too hot for us to be in a
car, then it’s definitely too
hot for our dogs
.

When
left in hot cars, animals can sustain brain damage or
die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes or less. Our furry friends can only cool
themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads.

George hits a homer with this message on behalf of dogs
everywhere! Watch his exclusive public service announcement below to learn
more:

 

Dogs trust their guardians to keep them safe from harm and have
their best interests at heart. To round the bases, George and Charlie sat down
with PETA to talk about what things we can do to make sure our dogs are safe and
the steps to take if
you see a dog in a car on a hot day
.

 

Help
dogs and other companion animals even more this summer by signing this pledge to give animals the care that they need in the hot summer months. 

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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