“We’re still getting a call a day – I’m perplexed,” he said. And more recent anecdotal evidence points to the fact that incidences of dogs left in hot vehicles are also still happening in the U.S. Despite 50 states of the union having specific laws against such neglect, it is an all-too-common problem. But because of a lack of adequate recording – not to mention the fact that dogs can’t talk – the exact extent of the problem is unclear.
The campaigning movement My Dog Is Cool is out there fighting to raise awareness of the issue and prevent dogs dying in hot cars. The organization guesstimates that anywhere between 15,000 to 27,000 dogs are left in hot vehicles every single day in America. My Dog Is Cool argues that even a minute is too long for a mutt in a high-temperature car. But what should you do if you see a dog in such a situation?