A few weeks ago I received an email from The Dog Express about their Hot Dog campaign. I wanted to write something on the blog about dogs being left in cars over the summer, and this really sad story reminded me to do it yesterday.
This poor little pug sadly died yesterday when being locked in a car while on a ferry. The rules forbid any dog to be able to go on the deck, meaning the owner's had no choice but to leave the poor little guy in the car. Obviously, the worst happened. Poor little Merlin.
Everyone knows WHY you shouldn't leave a dog in a car on a hot day. Even leaving them in there for a few minutes could have devastating effects. But unfortunately this still happens a lot.
Most people who read this blog will know this, but I wanted to let you know about the Hot Dog campaign and raise awareness. The Dog Express have created bumper stickers which remind people NOT to leave their dogs in a hot car. Their aim is to sell so many you won't be able to park near other cars without seeing one (which looks like this):
Not only does this raise awareness, but half of the profits will go directly to the RSPCA.
So, for just £2.75 you will be able to get people thinking about dogs in cars and help the RSPCA out. I've ordered mine!
You can find all of the information about it here at the Hot Dog campaign page.