Three Dogs Die in One Weekend After Being Left Inside Hot Cars

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Three dogs endured a slow, agonising death after their negligent guardians left them inside parked cars during July’s heat wave.

close up of fluffy dog

The RSPCA was called out 106 times because of reports of animals trapped inside hot cars or caravans over a single weekend last month, when temperatures reached over 30 degrees. But in three of the cases, officials arrived too late to save the dogs’ lives.

This is what the inspector involved said about the awful experience:

To witness a dead dog in a hot car is particularly harrowing. When you go home at night, it is hard to put out of your mind that they would have slowly stifled to death, gasping for air.

When a dog is left in a car for a prolonged period of time their skin blisters and they suffocate. It’s hard to think of anything worse.

While for most of us, not leaving a dog in a hot car is just common sense, these tragic events show all too clearly that some people still haven’t got the message. On a hot day, the inside of a parked car can reach temperatures of up to 70 degrees. And because dogs can only regulate their body temperature by panting or sweating through their paw pads, they are especially vulnerable to suffering from heatstroke when trapped in a hot environment. Even if you expect to be gone for only a few minutes, leaving your dog in your car can be fatal.

Please help prevent further dog deaths by sharing this essential information for keeping animals safe in warm weather.

And if you ever see a dog suffering inside a hot car, don’t hesitate to act! Follow these simple steps, and you could save someone’s life.

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  • Carol Ruttet commented on August 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    How is this still happening, selfish owners, obviously penalties are not tough enough, if they where people would think twice, how can people be so dumb. We need tougher penalties. It’s absolutely appalling what these poor dogs have gone through.

    • Gregory Karas commented on August 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      we need to stick there asses in the hot car, tie there hands up, and wait until they are almost dead, then let them out, that is more then they did for there dog, these are are dumb ass people.

      • SYLVIA ZADE-ROUTIER commented on August 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm

        Well said, indeed!

      • Deborah commented on August 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm


    • sabina clarke commented on August 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      this is criminal & should be prosecuted severely–this danger has been all over the news. In addition to prison sentence and heavy fine–these cruel heedless people should never ever be allowed to own an animal again

      • Claudia Hansem commented on November 4, 2016 at 11:11 pm

        I agree. They know they left their dogs in the car and don’t care. This is severe animal abuse and they need to do to prison forever as far as I am concerned. They should be put in a hot car and left until after they are dead. Anyone that are cruel to animals has been proved to more up to children and adults. The government needs to make severe punishment for animal abuse and make sure the punishment will be carried out. Foreign country’s are even as bad or worse. They can be horrible people to animals. Poor, loving animals.

    • Linda dear commented on August 13, 2016 at 7:59 am

      When the people of these animals are caught out,the authorities should put them in a car with a very thick fur lined coat and make them sit in a car in in temperatures of 70 degrees ,and leave them for half hr to 1hr making sure they cannot get out..Also there should be a law like in America ,that if anyone sees a dog in this country in a car,in a distressed way and almost dying ,Smash the window to Save that animals life..No questions asked ..Then phone the police and tell them what you done..This Law has to be changed in this country to do this…If we have to wait to dial would die by time the police got there..I wouldn’t risk it…I would smash window of anyone’s car…to Save a dogs life ..If I get ticket..It would be worth it!!! These people who do have dogs or any animals should NEVER have animals ever again!!!

  • M dickens commented on August 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Until the laws are changed , these so called animal lovers Theyll get away with it and JUST get another dog! The law should be a life long ban, a prison sentence of minimum 2 years plus, and obviously name and shame. It should be treated as child abuse, would you leave a Child in an oven! The laws are far too lax in this country, it’s the same with back street breeders, close them down also unscrupulous puppy farmers, along with the town councilors that grant these licences leading to the poor dogs leading horrendous cruel lives in total darkness, filth, lying in their own excrement which burns there feet etc, it’s appalling in this day and age that it carries on!

    • Veronica EGraham commented on August 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Some people just have no sense! How would they feel if they were locked inside a car and couldn’t get out!!!

    • Phyl commented on August 12, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      I totally agree. Punishment MUST be severe. Laws must change to protect innocent animals from human stupidity & greed.

    • olimpia marina commented on August 13, 2016 at 1:43 am

      the owners should be given maximum sentence for causing trauma and death.Long term in prison should follow in order to stop further deaths and trauma… as well fines for veterinary expenses.

    • Normna Barber commented on August 13, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Well put. Until appropriate sentencing is handed down to these thoughtless individuals nothing will change. Name, shame and ban them from keeping animals would go a long way to making people think before leaving their animals to die an agonizing death.

  • paris karali commented on August 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm


  • marylen kincer commented on August 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    these people leaving animals and kids in hotcars should be put in prison with NO parole !!!!

  • marylen kincer commented on August 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    NO excuses for leaving kids and animals in hotcars to die !!! jail or prison time for neglience !!

  • Mel Culligan commented on August 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    God help us all! I fear the end is near!

  • Veronica e graham commented on August 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    People need to think!! How would they feel if they were locked In a car and couldn’t get out?

  • Susie Tealdo commented on August 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    This is a crime and should be charged the same as leaving a child in a hot car.

  • Jamie DeJulio commented on August 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Save all animals.

  • Rocio De Lira commented on August 13, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Any Animal is a living creature, this sort of situation can not continue happening. It MUST STOP! No more Animal abuse!

  • Muriel Servaege commented on August 13, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Leaving a dog in a hot car is simply unacceptable. Do those people do or intend to do the same with their kids?
    People should think twice before doing that. And I think this is a very egoistical and shameful behaviour. I also think they should pay the penalty of their irresponsibility.

  • Dagwood commented on August 14, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Unfortunately dog owners don’t have to provide evidence of intelligence, let alone common sense. The only way to instill some semblance of protection for these animals is a strong deterrent, fines, custodial sentences, register of offenders (like sex offenders/paedophiles register) and a life long ban.

  • Ama Alnahed commented on August 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Please don’t leave your dogs in hot cars .

  • Rob Bonnette commented on August 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Education to take place via news casts etc. However, this will not eradicate this issue and it should be criminalised. Criminal action also to be implemented relentlessly. After a few people spend a few years in jail for murdering their pets, people will start to understand the implications of their actions.

  • Hohyun Kim commented on August 25, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    what a pity. i don’t understand they keep them bothering…

  • Margaret Peterson commented on September 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Tragic, was the owner totally brain dead or what!
    I know we live in a selfish society today but this act says it all ,criminal so what punishment for the owner? It can never be enough and I hope his senseless act haunts him for the rest of his pathetic life.

  • Colleene Stever commented on November 4, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Screw those ideas, I’d break the damn window!!!
    If the humans are that Stupid. they Deserve to have to pay for the window …
    Oh, and I’d take the dogs with me too !!!!

    • ostrich4president commented on January 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      they should not leave their dogs in the car those poor dogs feel pain too like all animals and humans.

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