The Heat’s On – Do’s and Don’ts For Car Safety

Heat Warning Dogs in Cars Boulder City, NV

It’s here – triple digits for the temps in Boulder City will now become our norm for most of July and August. So we thought it would be a good time to share a reminder of how serious heat can be in our autos, for pets (or heaven forbid a child!) left in a car without the engine and AC running.

When running errands, DO leave your fur babies or children home whenever possible. We know – they want to go(!) but it really is best to just leave them at home during these next couple of months.

If you have no choice, then DO (in fact read MUST) leave your car running with the air conditioner on.

If you see a child or pet in a car and in distressDO call 911 immediately.

DON’T break open the window of a parked car. Only Fire or public safety personnel are allowed to use reasonable means necessary to rescue a pet. Check that state regulation out HERE.

If in doubt about a situation, DO call the Boulder City Police Dispatch line at 702-293-9224 and report what you are seeing. They will react accordingly and quickly to the situation.

Finally, ponder this – leaving a pet in a car is dangerous and could lead to animal cruelty charges in Boulder City, (City Charger 7-3-9-F: F. Transporting: It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or enclose, or cause to be carried or enclosed, in or upon any vehicle, device or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner, or so as to produce torture. For the purpose of this subsection, carrying an animal in a vehicle in such a way as to allow such animal to slide about, or to be thrown from such vehicle, due to inertia, momentum or centrifugal force, constitutes carrying in a cruel or inhumane manner. No person having control of a vehicle shall place or confine an animal or allow an animal to remain in such vehicle under such conditions or for such periods of time as may endanger the health or well-being of such animal due to heat, cold, lack of adequate air, food or drink, or such other circumstances as may reasonably be expected to cause suffering, disability or death.). 

In other words, it’s just best to leave vulnerable pets and children at home, safe and out of the heat.

Hot cars temp graphic Boulder City, Nevada

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