We’re into the middle of summer in South Africa and we’re seeing a large number of Facebook statuses and posts from people who’ve come across animals trapped inside hot cars.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA notes that while an animal is locked inside a car during the hotter months, the temperature in the car can rise from 27°C to 50°C in just ten minutes, even with the windows left slightly open for air!
“February is often a summer scorcher in the Western Cape
Please ensure your dogs are kept cool and have access to fresh water at all times,” says the SPCA.
The SPCA urges motorists not to leave their dogs in cars and to report any incidents to the following:
Tel: 021 700 4158/9
After hours: 083 326 1604
For more information please visit www.capespca.co.za