Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia, a serious and potentially fatal condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle.
NEVER leave your child or pet alone in a car! Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults within minutes. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate.
Children are especially vulnerable to hyperthermia; their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults..
With temps in the 90’s this summer never leave children or pets alone in the car. Temperatures in a closed car or truck can reach 150 degrees in a couple of minutes. Put something in the back seat like a purse, wallet or smart phone to remind you. If you see a child or pet unattended please call 911 right away.