Ever wondered if you could cook food in a car that was hot enough? Someone decided to try it out for himself – all to raise awareness of why it’s bad to leave pets in a hot car. Check out what happens when you put an egg yolk in a hot car below. What you see might surprise you!
50 Degrees Celsius Is 122 Degrees Fahrenheit, FYI
It’s Actually Starting To Cook!
There You Have It – One Egg, Sunny Side Up
If that’s what happened to the egg, what do you think would happen to a dog? According to the AVMA, hundreds of pets become ill and/or are killed every year from being left in hot vehicles. They also explain that cars are a lot like ovens; for example, if it’s 70 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the inside of your car can reach up to 115 degrees if it’s been sitting in the sun for about an hour.
Now, just imagine what it would be like if it were even hotter outside. Would you still leave a dog in your car?
How You Can Help
Not leaving your pets unattended in your vehicle would be a good place to start, but there’s more that you can do to help. The Humane Society gives the following tips for when you see a pet left in a hot car:
- Jot down the car’s make, model, and license plate number.
- If the car is parked near any businesses, be sure to tell managers, security guards, or anyone else with authority about the issue. See if they can find the car’s owner in any way.
- If the owner can’t be found, call animal control or the police. Wait by the car with the pet until they arrive.
- It’s legal in some states to forcibly remove a pet from a hot car, but illegal in others. Be sure to know the laws in your state.
- Spread the word! A surprising amount of people don’t know about this issue.
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