As the weather gets warmer and road trips start working their way into our heads here is something dog owners should think about.

Above and beyond the being knowledgeable of how hot you car can get in a short period the post with this video reminds us all that even though there are videos floating around showing people breaking windows to free dogs in distress thinking that they are not liable for the damage, you will be. A better course is to contact the authorities. Maine laws state that only certain authorities are allowed to remove an animal from a vehicle. They list the signs that you should call someone are:

  • vigorous panting
  • labored breathing
  • staggering, excessive drooling
  • excessive thirst

Up shot is if you have to wonder if it is safe to bring your pet with you, leave them at home.