Tuesday, July 13, 2010

IN THE NEWS TUESDAY

PLEASE BE CAREFUL

THIS STORY HAS A HAPPY ENDING,
BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN TRAGIC

Hey Hounders, 

It's me, Gracie.  I'm the newest Bumpass Hound, errr, make that Bumpass Kitty. We found this story on our ISP home page this morning and thought that we'd share it with y'all in order to spotlight the dangers of the hot summer temperatures.  Inattention can be deadly.  Please be extremely careful and attentive with your pets during these hot summer days.  No matter how much they like to ride; they're better off when left at home in the air conditioning or out in the yard under a large shade tree with plenty of cool, fresh water. NUFF SAID.  

 

PA. dog trapped in hot car honks to alert owner

The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:35 PM EDT
MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — A veterinarian said a dog trapped in a car on a 90-degree day in eastern Pennsylvania honked the horn until he was rescued. Nancy Soares said the chocolate Labrador was brought to her Macungie Animal Hospital last month after he had been in the car for about an hour.
She said Max's owner had gone shopping and was unloading packages when she returned but forgot that Max was still in the car. She later heard the horn honking and looked outside several times but saw nothing amiss. Finally, she went outside and saw Max sitting in the driver's seat, honking the horn.
Soares said the owner immediately gave Max cold water to drink and wet him down with towels before rushing him to the clinic.
Soares said Max was very warm and panting heavily but had suffered no serious injuries, only heat exhaustion.

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5 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

Wow Scary post,
As you said we are much better when left at home in the A/C on these very hot days.


Cool,
Hamish & Sophie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! It sure hot n finding safe ways to cool off. That's scary. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Fred said...

A great reminder! I like to honk the horn and turn on the hazard lights, too. But just because I'm lonesome...not because Old Girl leaves me in the car when it's hot. She is smart in a few ways. ;P

Remington said...

Beth here....I heard this on the radio this morning! Thank goodness he honked the horn! Our first Newfie, Taylor, would get in the drivers seat when we would take her to the store and honk the horn while we were in there....silly girl!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We were ashamed to see a hooman from Pawsylvania would furget their khanine...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

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