Keep pets out of the oven

I cannot believe the amount of people who are dragging their animals around in mobile ovens while they shop or do errands.

Editor:

I cannot believe the amount of people who are dragging their animals around in mobile ovens while they shop or do errands.

Today I saw a few cars with all the windows open in parking lots in the heat.

So, now you have opened the oven door and the dogs can bake with some air? These are beings who have no choice but to trust you to make intelligent decisions for their wellbeing and you are failing, big time.

When it is hot out and you are in your car you know it is hot, regardless of air conditioning or not. So why would you subject a sentient being to that?

Would you leave a child in that car? Then why would you do that to your dog?

Or, if you really can’t make your mind up, you sit there in the blazing sun for 20 to 30 minutes with the windows down a couple of inches and see how you hold up.

Nice outing, hey?

There are also the people who walk their dogs at the hottest time of the day when the pavement is broiling and the dogs foot pads are burning — they are in great stress just to keep up.

Or, when the metal in the back of your pickup is too hot to touch, yet you expect your dog to jump right up there and stand for however long.

Or, the people who put great big dogs into small cars (because the dogs like it) and put them at double risk when they cannot breath.

Animals are in stress just being outside in this heat as they are not used to it and dogs can only pant to try to maintain some balance of temperature. They need our help as much as possible.

Any apartment, basement suite, house or whatever is a kinder place to leave an animal rather than this senseless and cruel habit of putting them in the oven.

Lynn Vobeyda

Williams Lake

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