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Two calls an hour made to RSPCA about dogs in hot cars during mini heatwave

More than 300 calls to animal welfare charity despite warnings to owners not to leave pets in hot environments.

The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.

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RSPCA dogs in hot cars warnings

More than 300 calls to animal welfare charity despite warnings to owners not to leave pets in hot environments.

Dogs in hot cars die

More than 300 calls to animal welfare charity despite warnings to owners not to leave pets in hot environments.

Animal groups unite on a hot topic


Unbelievably, in a recent poll, over 40% of people consider it to be acceptable to leave a dog in a hot car, the RSPCA has revealed. The charity commissioned a survey of more than 8,000 people, and were shocked to find that only 55% of people expressed the opinion that it’s never acceptable to leave a dog in a hot car.

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Don't leave your dog in a hot car - and don't let someone else do it either.

Dogs in hot cars

More than 40% of people believe it can be acceptable to leave a dog in a hot car, worrying new figures from the RSPCA have revealed.

Shocking poll on dogs in cars

The shocking poll that shows only 55% of people would never leave a dog in a hot car.

Dogs die in hot cars - not long is too long

RSPCA experiment shows just how deadly hot cars can be - in just 10 minutes

Tuesday (19 July) was the hottest day of the year so far.

As the RSPCA ramped up its Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign, Essex inspector Marie Hammerton decided to run a little experiment in her van.

“I sat in my van with all the windows open, parked in the shade,” she said. “After 10 minutes, this is the temperature - 38.5C (pictured left).

“I was literally dripping in sweat.

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They died a long, slow, agonising death

RSPCA inspectors have urged owners not to leave their pets in hot cars and share harrowing stories of dogs dying.

The RSPCA is issuing a fresh appeal to pet owners not to leave their dogs in cars or caravans as temperatures are set to soar to 31C this week.

The animal welfare charity had more than 100 calls over the weekend from members of the public concerned about dogs in hot environments - including cars, caravans, conservatories and sheds - as temperatures climbed.

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Hot weather advice for pet owners as temperatures forecast to soar

With temperatures set to soar to 20C this week, the RSPCA is issuing advice to pet owners to ensure their animals are comfortable and happy in the heat.

The Met Office has predicted highs of 20C on Saturday and Sunday, prompting the RSPCA to remind pet owners to consider their animals over the summer weather.

Just as cold, wintry weather can pose a risk to animals, hot temperatures in the summer months can also be hazardous to our furry friends.

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