CONWAY P.D. REMINDS ABOUT PETS IN CARS

by Christian Mower on June 8, 2012

CONWAY POLICE LT. CHRIS PERLEY IS ASKING PEOPLE TO IMAGINE THEMSELVES SITTING IN A CAR WITH THE WINDOWS UP – WHILE WEARING A FUR COAT – AND WITH NO WAY TO COOL THEMSELVES OFF.

PERLEY SAYS WITH THE WARMER WEATHER THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN CALLS TO POLICE ABOUT PETS BEING LEFT IN PARKED CARS.

HE SAYS PEOPLE TEND TO GET OUT MORE AND TAKE THEIR PETS WITH THE WARMER WEATHER AND HE WANTS TO REMIND EVERYONE TO MAKE SURE THEIR CAR IS WELL VENTILATED WHEN IT’S PARKED WITH A PET INSIDE – AND THAT THERE’S PLENTY OF SHADE WITH WATER, IF NEEDED.

HE SAYS THE INTERIOR OF A CAR CAN GET DRAMATICALLY HOTTER THAN WHAT THE DRIVER OR PASSENGER SOMETIMES FEELS.

PERLEY SAYS OFTEN PEOPLE THINK BECAUSE A DOG IS NOT PANTING IT MUST BE OK – BUT HE SAYS IT ACTUALLY COULD MEAN THE END STAGE OF HEAT STROKE AND AN INDICATION THE ANIMAL IS NEARLY INCAPACITATED.