Kids (and Pets) in Hot Cars- The Preventable Tragedy

Please don’t cook us!! This is one malamute with the right idea…

Rumpydog

Today is Heat Stroke Prevention Day. It’s designed to remind people of the danger of leaving children in cars.

I know, we talk this subject to death. And yet death is the result for 19 kids so far this year. The adults responsible include a hospital CEO and a foster father. And who knows HOW many animals have died?

As I've said before, Rumpy loves to lie out in the hot sun. I stay out with him and make him come in after a few minutes. As I’ve said before, Rumpy loves to lie out in the hot sun. I stay out with him and make him come in after a few minutes.

So why DO people leave kids in cars?

A study of the phenomenon found that: 

51% – child “forgotten” by caregiver

29% – child playing in unattended vehicle

18% – child intentionally left in vehicle by adult (yes, they knew what they were doing, but didn’t think anything would happen)

1% – circumstances unknown

With animals, it’s almost always an intentional choice.

I, personally…

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6 Responses to Kids (and Pets) in Hot Cars- The Preventable Tragedy

  1. raisingdaisy says:

    It’s great that you’re helping Rumpy spread the word! I still can’t believe how irresponsible and thoughtless some people can be.

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  2. I know – in spite of all the publicity, it still happens again and again.

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  3. This is one of those incredibly important messages folks keeps thinking everyone knows, but then we’re surprised at either how easy it is to be distracted, or how horrible it is to be ignorant. Thanks for passing this on. Cheers!

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  4. Thanks for reblogging this important message that doesn’t always get through to people, Annabelle. Did you see I mentioned you in my recent post? 🙂

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  5. I did – thank you so much! Millie and Pearl loved your post. Millie has left a comment and is planning to mention you in her August post – funnily enough, she’s been planning it for some time, since you expressed an interest in where we live. Look out for the big reveal on Wednesday!

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