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How hot can the interior of a car get – and how quickly?

Written by on November 12, 2015 in Science
How hot can the interior of a car get – and how quickly?

How much does the heat rise in a car when left out in daylight, and how quickly? Much more than most people realize.

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HeatKills.org Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign

Written by on November 6, 2015 in HeatKills News

Will you help HeatKills.org to prevent dogs from suffering and dying due to heatstroke, by donating to our Seed Capital Fundraising Campaign? Click here now to find out how.

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News item roundup [Nov. 2015]

Written by on November 4, 2015 in In The News, Tragedies
News item roundup [Nov. 2015]

A roundup of tragic news stories, mostly from the summer of 2015, regarding dogs who suffered agonizing deaths from heatstroke after being left in hot cars.

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Special Report: Virginia SPCA fails to provide heatstroke information — and worse

Written by on September 8, 2014 in HeatKills News
Special Report: Virginia SPCA fails to provide heatstroke information — and worse

Why would a Virginia SPCA publish nothing on its website or Facebook page about heatstroke and dogs, but produce a flyer containing incorrect medial advice? Good question.

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2 dogs trapped in hot truck, Charlottesville, VA 06Sept14

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Videos of dogs in hot cars

Two big dogs were trapped in a truck with the windows barely cracked, in 85 degree direct sunlight, for approximately ten minutes when I shot this video (right after I called the police). Fortunately their owners arrived before the police did – and got a little lecture from me.

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Interview with Ernie Ward, DVM

Written by on September 2, 2014 in HeatKills News, Heroes
Interview with Ernie Ward, DVM

HeatKills.org interviewed noted veterinarian Ernie Ward, DVM, on the issue of heatstroke, why he videotaped himself in a hot car, and other facets of his activism on behalf of dogs.

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Download, print and post the HeatKills flyer

Written by on August 30, 2014 in Activism
Download, print and post the HeatKills flyer

Help inform others who may not know how dangerous it is to leave a dog in a hot car, by printing out and posting these flyers everywhere you can.

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Make your own HeatKills poster, with tear-off tabs

Written by on August 30, 2014 in Posters
Make your own HeatKills poster, with tear-off tabs

Step-by-step instructions for you to create your own HeatKills poster, with multiple layers of tear-off tabs.

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Driven to Bark campaign – sign the petition!

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Heroes

A heartbreaking story by Jules Benson, DVM, Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of Pet Plan Pet Insurance, about his personal encounter with a dog who’d been left in a car on a 75-degree day – and couldn’t be saved.

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Terrific new video on heat-rise in cars from Best Friends

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Science, Video

Did you know that the temperature inside a car, with windows down a few inches, increases from 69 to 140 degrees within 10 minutes, on a 95-degree day?

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