Cars heat up much faster than people think! A car’s temp will rise approximately 40 degrees F per hour, even on cool-ish (72 degree) days.
Warm & cool days are dangerous
Animals have died in cars with outside temperatures being as low as 63 degrees outside.
Many animals don’t sweat
Dogs, cats and many other pets don’t sweat, so they’re not able to cool down as quickly as humans. Cooling pets off too quickly can also be dangerous.
Safety measures can fail
Air conditioning can fail and/or the car battery can die. Opening windows and parking in the shade has less effect on the vehicle temperature than people think.
It’s easy to lose track of time
About 7% of the population has ADD/ADHD, which can make it easy for 5 minutes to turn into 30 minutes.
It only takes 15 minutes.
Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes.
50% survival rate
Mortality from heatstroke is approximately 50%, and worsens with every wasted second.
You can be fined or jailed
In some areas you can be fined up to $20,000 and/or 6 months in jail for leaving your dog unattended.
The vet bill can be expensive
The national average cost of treating heat stroke in a dog is $5000 per incident (…and there’s no guarantee of a good prognosis.)
On average, 9 police K9s and approximately 5000 pets die each year from being left in a car in unsafe temperature conditions. Our mission is to stop this preventable tragedy and the heartbreak it creates.
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iMyK9 is a “baby monitor” in your car for your pet. It allows you to see, hear and talk to your pet – and constantly monitor the temperature and humidity. Learn how iMyK9 works and why every pet parent who travels needs a vehicle pet monitor.