How you can help
Dogs can’t protect themselves from guardians who put them in locked cars, and leave them in there as the temperature steadily rises, to deadly levels. It’s up to those of us who love dogs, and have informed ourselves about how dangerous it is to leave them in cars to inform others, and help enact tougher laws against doing so.
Here are some things you can do to help protect dogs from this tragic fate, starting this very minute:
- Make a donation: A fundraising effort is now underway to transform HeatKills.org into an IRS-approved charity. To learn more, and donate securely via PayPal, click here.
- Print out and begin distributing our HeatKills.org poster (or any of the other posters in this gallery), particularly to merchants at shopping malls.
- Learn about the laws in your area (via this page at the ALDF), and how rigorously they are enforced. Join together with others in your area to get informed, and get vocal about the need to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving a dog in a car – and to enact tough laws that punish those who do so.
- Call your local animal shelter about how you might help to address this issue.
- Email us with suggestions for how we might become more effective, or ways you might be able to help advance our work.