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Don’t Leave Pets or Babies in Hot Cars!

It’s never okay to keep babies or pets in hot cars.

Every year, babies and dogs suffer and die while their parents make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car on a warm day. Even if you’re just popping out for a minute, the internal temperature of the car skyrockets in a matter of seconds.

On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 and 120 degrees in two minutes. On a 90-degree day, the interior can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

Any good Samaritan that saw a dog or baby left in a hot car would want to act to free them before they die. Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads.

It can get very deadly for children and the elderly as well. On average, 38 children die each year while trapped in hot cars. Even if you think you can run into the store and be back under two minutes, don’t do it. Risking it means putting your pet’s and child’s life on the line.

For more safety tips along with the reliable insurance polices that keep your home, auto, and business safe, contact Unisource Insurance Associates, serving Wauwatosa and surrounding cities in Wisconsin.