Leaving an animal locked in your car in direct sunlight is prohibited and dangerous. Learn three things to do if you witness this practice.
We can never repeat it enough, you should never leave your dog or cat locked in your car, especially when it is parked in direct sunlight. And even if you have a quick race to do of a few seconds, and you will be back quickly. Indeed, the cabin temperature can exceed 50° in a few minutes, often causing the death of the animal. We understand better why this practice is prohibited and sanctioned. But then, what if you see a dog or cat locked in a car? Find out how to act quickly and well.
we don’t forget that if we see an animal locked in a car in this heat we don’t hesitate to pop the window please 🏻
— Kali (@Cassandre_Kali) June 18, 2022
Call the police
Before throwing yourself on the window to break it, always think of to call the police, who could open the vehicle legally. Because if you act alone and without a witness, you risk being prosecuted for damage to the property of others, as stipulated in article 322-1 of the Penal Code. It is therefore better to avoid taking unnecessary risks, but it is however necessary to act quickly.
[En voiture avec son animal de compagnie] For a journey in complete serenity, for your #animal and for you, follow our advice ➡️https://t.co/xdMEHLlahW
— Road Prevention (@Preventionrout) June 13, 2022
Sometimes, the police may not arrive quickly enough, and the animal’s condition may deteriorate. In this case, you will have to break the window. But before that, remember to take two witnesses, whom you do not know, who could help you if the owner of the vehicle and the animal files a complaint. Know that you are protected by article 122-7 of the Penal Code, which specifies that ” is not criminally liable for a person who, faced with a present or imminent danger which threatens himself, others or property, performs an act necessary to safeguard the person or property “.
[#Canicule] Adopt the right reflexes if you have to take your #animal company with you by car:
– place it in the shade
– refresh it regularly
– give him something to drink in small quantities
Above all, NEVER LEAVE IT ALONE IN A CLOSED VEHICLE!! @Brigade_BPA pic.twitter.com/441CH9sQO3
– National Police 35 (@PoliceNat35) June 18, 2022
Take charge of the animal
Do not leave immediately after rescuing the animal. First, check that he is fine, then wrap him in a damp towel if you have one. Of course, think about give him a drink and put it in the shade. If you can, take him quickly to the veterinarian, or entrust him to a witness who can help you. You can also contact an animal protection association if you wish to file a complaint.
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