25 May 2012

Don't Cook Your Dog

Don't Cook Your Dog sounds terrible doesn't it?

But people are still leaving dogs in boiling hot cars!

We have just had three very hot days, with more to come over the weekend. 

Photo Credit

Cars get very hot, very quickly, and the effect on a dog trapped in a car is like putting your Sunday Roast in the oven. The dog is quite literally cooked alive, it is a horrific and painful way to die! 

There is a misconception that if you leave a window open then it's ok. It isn't, it makes no difference at all!

The following pictures are from http://www.dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/dontcookyourdog/


The car experiment was done by Kate Price, owner of the famous Olive the Pug, on a sunny Saturday in July. And the results are shocking! Obviously there is not a dog in the car!

11.15 AM

Car in sun front two windows open 

11.15 AM

Outside temperature: 29° Celsius

11.20 AM [in car]

31° Celsius / 2 front windows open

11.25 AM [in car]

40° Celsius / 2 front windows open

11.30 AM [in car]

40° Celsius / 2 front windows open

11.30 AM

Now opened 4 windows to typical height

11.40 AM [in car]

45° Celsius / 4 windows open
On back shelf of car in direct sun, all 4 windows open.  It only took a few minutes to reach over 50° Celsius

As you can see the temperature rises inside the car shockingly fast! 

When going out, please think seriously if you really need to take your dog with you. He would be so much happier at home in a nice cool house than trapped in a car being cooked alive.

Many years ago I witnessed a dog being removed from a hot car, sadly the dog died before it was rescued, it was the most horrific thing I'd ever seen, and I hate to think of the suffering it must have endured.

Ignorance is no excuse...

 I stopped a lady yesterday, as she was walking away from her car leaving a Collie type inside. I pointed out it was far too hot to leave the dog in the car, she had no idea that leaving the windows open wasn't enough. Luckily my car was nearby so I showed her my Don't Cook Your Dog sticker, so she got the dog out and took it with her.

If you want to order a lifesaver pack click on this link http://www.dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/dontcookyourdog/lifesaver.htm

If you see a dog in a car on a warm day the RSPCA advice is to call the Police on 999.
If the police are unable to attend, call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 or if you are in Scotland03000 999 999 for SSPCA
(Please store this number on your mobile phone!)

Please be vigilant, dogs are relying on you to educate their owners and save them!


  1. I wrote this post as myself rather than as Badger Boo, as I feel the message is far to important to mess around with...

    I'm sure you all understand, please be vigilant dogs are relying on you to save them!


  2. Very true indeed! I don't have a dog but I agree with you! Keep dogs on a leash but with you when out shopping and notin the car.
    Thank you for linking with @lovenewblogs

  3. Hello Romanianmum thank you for leaving a comment..

    Just seen that this was showcased on http://lovenewblogs.com what a wonderful surprise.

    D x

  4. Really makes me mad how ignorant people can be. My beloved 11 year old labrador spends most of his time lying on my cool tiled floor in this weather. He has access by his doggy door into the garden all the time but prefers the cool of the tiled floors. Being black even taking him out for a walk during the day is too hot as black absorbs the sun and so walks are at dawn or dusk.

    Great advise and thanks for bringing it to the forefront of everyone's minds xx


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