Summer is approaching, and it's no secret that leaving dogs inside cars in the summer heat can be deadly. Still, too many people haven't gotten the message. Kyle Clark, an anchor on Colorado's NBC 9 News, encountered one such pet in distress the other day.
On a recent outing in Denver, Clark found a dog locked in a closed car, crying frantically for help. In his moving account, Clark describes calling out for assistance for the sweltering animal, only to be laughed off. "I thought about putting a rock through someone's window," Clark says.
Fortunately, the dog survived--although not all pets are so lucky.
Clark may not have done everything he wishes he'd done that day, but we still want to thank him for spreading the word.
If your state isn't one of those--like Florida and Tennessee--where locking a dog in a car is illegal, consider writing to your state legislature urging them to support such legislation today!