Never leave your dog in the car, even if it feels cool outside.
Remember dogs cannot cool down as effectively as humans.
Parking in the shade or leaving a window open does not make it safe.
If you need to travel by car with your dog, avoid the heat of the day. Consider using a car sunblind, such as those used for children, to provide shade.
Make sure you keep a ready supply of water available and make regular stops.
If you do see a dog in distress please contact your local police station or the RSPCA 24 hour national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999.
Never leave your dog alone in the car – it can kill them!