Someone just posted an instructional series of photos of what happens to an egg in a frying pan left in a parked car on a hot day for 15 minutes – all in the hope of raising awareness about NOT leaving dogs in a car.
According to PETA, every year dogs suffer and even die when their owners leave them in a parked car – even if it’s ‘just a minute’ to run an errand. The organization calls parked cars a ‘deathtrap for dogs’. “On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.”
This can lead to brain damage or sudden heatstroke death in just 15 minutes. Remember that for dogs beating heat is extra tough, because the only way of cooling themselves they have is by panting and by sweating through their paw pads.
PETA also warns of the danger of hot pavement – if it’s too hot for you to touch pavement with your hand, it will be too hot for your four-legged friend. “If you wouldn’t put your dog in a frying pan, please don’t make him or her walk on hot pavement.”