So I was just at the Redmond Town Center & found a dog inside a parked car. There was one window cracked open less than an inch. The rest were completely shut.
The poor Golden was panting really badly. I felt terrible! I know how miserably hot it was in my car. Owners were gone for atleast 10 minutes, as I stood around waiting for them to return. I explained to them how hot it gets inside the car & leaving him like that could result in heatstroke & possibly death. In return, the wife put her hand up & said “we don’t need a lecture.”
You bet your bottom dollar I called King County Animal Services. If you are ever in a similar situation, call them ASAP! Do not leave the situation until the owners return or the dispatcher arrives.
~ Get as much information as you can: license plate #, color/make of car.
~ Take pictures.
~ Owner & dog information.
If you live in King County, make sure you plug this phone number into your phone: 206-296-7387. They’ll get a dispatcher out right away &/or write a letter to them educating them about the situation.
For those that live outside of King County, do a search to find a number you can call ahead of time, so that you’re prepared if you’re ever in that situation.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG IN A HOT CAR & EDUCATE THOSE THAT NEED TO BE EDUCATED.