If you haven’t already, please sign this petition on the White House’s website to gain national attention to the animal gas chamber issues. Millions of pets are euthanized each year, and some of them suffer the cruel fate of dying in gas chambers. Although the petition goal of 5,000 signatures has already been reached, please consider signing to get as many as possible by the deadline!
For more information on animal gas chambers and what you can do to help, please visit the American Humane Association’s information page on the issue.
United Animal Nations has a wonderful flyer that you can print out to help save animals that are left in cars on hot days. UAN has an entire website devoted to this cause, where they have a variety of resources that educate on what can happen if you leave your pet in the car. There is a whole page dedicated to charts that show just how hot a car can get over a period of time, based on whether or not the windows are locked. You will find that even if the windows are open, it still gets too warm for dogs, cats, and other pets. Here is an example of how the temperature rises:
“A little heat outside a car can quickly make it very hot inside. On a summer’s day of only 85 degrees Fahrenheit, for example, even keeping the windows slightly open won’t stop the inside temperature from climbing to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, and to 120 degrees in 20 minutes. A dog whose body temperature rises to 107-108 degrees will within a very short time suffer irreparable brain damage — or even death.”
You can help spread the word, and help to save dogs and other pets, by downloading the free fliers from mydogiscool.com. You can use these flyers by placing them on a parked car that has animals (or children!) inside of it (and notify authorities or try to find the owner if the animal or child is in danger), and you can encourage local businesses to display a flyer as a reminder to customers. If you don’t want to buy a lot of ink and want to print several flyers, you can buy a pack of 25 flyers for $3 in the UAN store. This amazing resource has already saved many pets, can also be used to help children, and it is easily accessible to everyone!