Warning of deadly dogs for Easter pet owners
DOG owners have been warned to keep a close eye on their pets this Easter weekend as temperatures soar to 22C.
Beautiful spring weather is on the way, with stunning sunshine across the country.
but like the quicksilver rocketsBrits are being urged to protect their dogs on the warmest days of the year so far.
The dangers of leaving a pet in a hot car are well known – but animal welfare groups are also warning of the risk of walking dogs in the heat.
Representatives from groups such as the RSPCA, Battersea Dogs and Cars Home, the Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club have joined forces for the Dogs Die On Hot Walks campaign.
Esme Wheeler, RSPCA dog welfare expert, said: “It’s great that we can expect some warm weather for the long Easter weekend and no doubt many people will be driving out for a break, day trips or long walks in the sunshine.
“However, even mild warm weather can pose serious risks to our pets, so it’s really important that we do everything we can to make them comfortable and safe.
“The message is simple: never leave a dog in a hot car.
“‘Not long is too longand if you see a dog in a hot car, call 999 immediately.”
She said many are disregarding the ‘very clear’ message – which means their pets could die.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5044855/uk-weather-forecast-heatwave-met-office-easter-travel/ Brits are basking in the Easter Bank Holiday heatwave in the 21st C, with London HOTTER than Gibraltar