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Free Dogs from Hot and Cold Vehicles in Texas

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The state of Texas does not currently have anything cemented to protect our furry companions from being locked inside a vehicle in our harsh weather conditions. Although there is an animal cruelty law, this does not guarantee that our state's data will show a decline in this terrible practice.

Our pets are drastically affected when subjected to hot/cold temperatures even more than humans, given that they don't have the ability to sweat to regulate their body temperature like humans can, thus possibly resulting in internal organ damage and a heatstroke if their body temperature rises above 106 degrees.

Think about this - on a 78 degree day, the temperature inside of a parked car can scorch to between 100 and 120 degrees in the span of a few minutes. On a 90 degree day (and we Texans know how many of those we have even during Christmas time), the temperature can rocket to 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. How would we know that if we're not in the car?

Let's take care of our closest friends without a voice.


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