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Every summer, dogs die from being left in hot cars. People don't realize how quickly a car can become an oven -- on a mild summer day, temperatures inside the car can get over 100 degrees in half an hour or less, even with the window cracked. In the time it takes to run into a store, a dog left in a hot car can suffer from heatstroke and could be dead before her owner returns to the parking lot.

If more people know about the dangers of hot cars, fewer dogs will die this summer.

I love Subaru's "Dog Tested, Dog Approved" commercials. If this dog-loving company created a commercial with a message warning people not to leave their dogs in the car, it could reach countless dog owners and save lives.

I love my Subaru, and appreciate all the ways the company has already shown how it cares about dogs. Join me in asking them to use their fun and creative "Dog Tested, Dog Approved" ads to get out an important, life-saving message about the dangers of hot cars.

Letter to
Director of Marketing, Subaru Alan Bethke
I want to thank you for being such a dog-friendly company, and ask for your help in saving dogs from a preventable cause of death in cars.

As you may know, every year, dogs die from being left in hot cars over the summer. Many people don't realize how quickly temperatures rise inside cars, even with the windows cracked. On an 80 degree day, the interior temperature can reach 99 degrees in just 10 minutes, and 109 degrees in 20 minutes -- in the time it takes to run an errand, it can become an oven for pets left in the car.

Dogs are particularly susceptible to heat stroke, since they can only cool themselves by panting and through the pads of their feet. Within minutes of being left in a hot car, they can begin to suffer heart problems, brain damage, liver damage, nerve damage, and even death

I love Subaru's "Dog Tested, Dog Approved" commercials. If one of these ads warned people not to leave their dogs in the car, it could save countless lives this summer.

Please create one of your fun and creative "Dog Tested, Dog Approved" commercials to help get out the important message about not leaving dogs in hot cars.

Thank you,