PETA Urges Met Police to Install Safeguards Against Hot Dog Deaths

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Following the recent tragic deaths of Chay and Milly, the police dogs who died after being left in a hot vehicle on 26 June, we sent an urgent letter to Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner at New Scotland Yard, requesting that an independently powered temperature-monitoring and heat-alert system be installed in all dog-carrying police vehicles.

In our letter, we pointed out that by installing the device – which, depending on the model, can sound an alarm, page the officer, attempt to start the engine, roll down a window or pop open the door if the temperature begins to reach a dangerous level – in police cars and vans, the Met can ensure that Chay and Milly are the last police dogs to die in hot cars.

If you see a dog in a car during warm weather, please follow PETA’s lifesaving hot-weather tips for dogs.


  • mrs maria walton commented on July 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    please consider these safe gurards for the sake of these wonderful animals who are such a vital assistance in your work. you wouldnt leave children in such heat in a car so why an animal. please consider these points urgently. many thanks

  • Brien Comerford commented on July 14, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Cruelty-free and savory veggie and soy hot dogs are vastly superior to the ones that are made out of the dead flesh of our fellow creatures.

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