I would like to commend Traders for speaking to the dog abuser and let the dog abuser know: <br> <br> 1. It doesn't have to be hot outside to be dangerous inside a car. <br> <br>2. The temperature spike happens quick. <br> <br>2. Cracking windows doesn't help. <br> <br>THE ONLY SAFE VEHICLE TO LEAVE A DOG IN IS A CONVERTIBLE IN THE SHADE! <br> <br>It turns out that a car can turn deadly for pets on a winter day -- with an outside temperature of only 60 degrees! Even if it is a comfortable 60 degrees outside, a closed-car interior can reach 100 degrees on a sunny day. Even on a mild day at 73 degrees outside, an SUV can heat up to 100 degrees in ten minutes and to 120 degrees in just 30 minutes. At 90 degrees outside, the interior of a vehicle can heat up to 160 degrees within several minutes. Testing this out is not rocket science, place a thermometer inside a car and SEE IT SPIKE! You should not even own a dog and you belong at Abners. <br>If more people knew the danger of leaving their pets in their parked car, they probably wouldn't do it," states Kim Salerno, TRIPSwithPETS.com President & Founder. "Pets are very susceptible to overheating as they are much less efficient at cooling themselves than people are" adds Salerno. The solution is simple - leave your pets at home if the place you are going does not allow pets. <br> <br>Dogs are designed to conserve heat. Their sweat glands, which exist on their nose and the pads of their feet, are inadequate for cooling during hot days. Panting and drinking water helps cool them, but if they only have hot air to breathe, dogs can suffer brain and organ damage after just 15 minutes. Short-nosed breeds, young pets, seniors or pets with weight, respiratory, cardiovascular or other health problems are especially susceptible to heat-related stress." <br> <br>GREAT JOB TRADERS AND THE PATRONS AT TRADERS YOU ARE TRUE ANIMAL LOVERS!!