safety campaign launches in Burnham and Highbridge car parks
signs and posters have been introduced in all council-managed
car parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge to highlight the dangers
of leaving dogs alone in cars this summer.
District Council is supporting an RSPCA campaign by raising awareness
about the risk to pets by leaving them alone in cars during hot
Ann Bown, Sedgemoor's Portfolio Holder for Customers and Community,
is pictured here with Sedgemoor's Car Parks Manager Tom Dougall
at the launch of the posters this week.
spokesperson for Sedgemoor District Council told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The council is proud to support the RSPCA's campaign and
highlight the potentially awful consequences of leaving dogs unattended."
degrees outside can get as high as 47 degrees inside a car in
less than an hour. Dogs struggle to regulate their body temperature
and can easily become out of breath and very distressed, or worse,
in much less time."
message is clear - if you love your pet don't leave them alone
in a car, caravan or motorhome, even on what seems like a mild
is reminded that if they see a dog in distress in a hot vehicle
to call 999 and the Police will notify the RSPCA if animal assistance
Councillor Ann Bown, Portfolio Holder for Customers and Community,
with Sedgemoor's Car Parks Manager Tom Dougall at the launch of
the posters on local car parks this week