Saving trapped pets from hot cars — the legal way!

Saving trapped pets from hot cars — the legal way!

With Texas temperatures rising as we enter the hottest days of summer, there are many cases when sadly, dogs are left inside a hot car. In some cases, people have seen a trapped dog and took action by breaking the pet out. While heroic, this approach can potentially lead to legal repercussions.

At Camp Bow Wow Near The Woodlands Area, we care about the well-being of all animals — inside and outside our facility. According to the Humane Society, these are a few proactive and legal steps you can take to save pets from hot cars.

Step 1: You should always identify the car by taking down its license plate number, model, make and color. These are essential details that you’ll want to have prepared in event animal control or law enforcement involvement becomes necessary.

Step 2:  If the car is parked near a store, notify customer service or security guards so they can try to find the car owner through their intercom.

Step 3: If the dog seems in distressed and you don’t have time to find the owner or if the owner doesn’t respond in a caring attitude, call the non-emergency number of your local police or animal control. If you don’t have time to wait and it’s your last option, you can legally remove animals from the car under certain conditions; just make sure you know the law of your state and follow those guidelines.

In fact, did you know in the U.S. there are only 18 states, where leaving a dog alone in a parked car is illegal?

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Bonus Tip: You can also help Spread the word and awareness by going to AnimalSheltering.org for information, essential phone numbers ad sharing it with neighbors or any pet owners you know.

Also, keep in mind many owners do not know the dangers of leaving their pet in a hot car. It’s important to keep calm, assess the situation and not make assumptions should such a situation arise.

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Easy, delicious tropical island pupsicle recipe

Easy, delicious tropical island pupsicle recipe

PupsicleRemember being a child playing outside on a hot summer day, and then hearing the delighted hymns of an ice-cream truck coming down the street?

All the neighborhood children would sprint down the street toward the truck, waiving their dollars for a frosted popsicle that gave them relaxing chills in the Texas summer heat.

Oh, the refreshment felt after enjoying a sweet, cool sensation on your tongue!  

Share the sensation with you pup using this delicious and easy to make pupsicle recipe the entire pack will enjoy. The best part is this treat only contains three healthy ingredients.

Tropical Pupsicle Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana
  • 6oz container of plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
  • ½ cup of coconut water

You’re also going to need Styrofoam or paper Dixie cups to make this treat.

Tropical Pupsicle directions:

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl
  2. Stir in yogurt and coconut water until fairly smooth
  3. Fill cups slightly above halfway with yogurt mixture
  4. Place cups in freezer for 4 hours or until solid
  5. Peel paper cup or Styrofoam from tropical island pupsicle
  6. Place pupsicle in dog bowl and enjoy!

You’ll notice the main ingredient in this pupsicle is yogurt, which provides important probiotics that benefit the dog’s immune and digestive systems. Plus, it’s tasty — making it a win-win situation! You might want to try a few licks yourself! Don’t worry, we won’t judge you.

Loaded with fiber and low in cholesterol, bananas are a great add-in to liven up any doggy diet. However, bananas are also high in natural sugars that should be consumed in moderation.

It’s important to keep your dog cool, but also hydrated so follow up this treat with a bowl full of water.

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We’d love to see you give this recipe a try! Share your favorite homemade pupsicle recipe with us in the comment section below or message directly on Facebook or Instagram.

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