RedRover, the Sacramento, CA based animal welfare and rights advocacy organization with an international scope, is ramping up their My Dog is Cool Campaign before the summer months arrive and dog safety in cars becomes more urgent. As part of their information resources development, they have compiled a media reports data base, as actual incidents of dogs suffering, dying or requiring euthanasia after being left in hot cars are believed to go often unreported, making accurate data collection problematic.
Here is the link to their new media reports data base:
Brattleboro, VT has been recognized by RedRover in various articles and on their Face Book’s photo album page for our efforts to curb the practice of dogs being left in hot cars by raising awareness (e.g., the local business community’s participation and printed notices on all Brattleboro dog license applications and license renewal forms). Brattleboro was also written about in a 2011 membership newsletter of The Animal Rescue League of Boston, which reaches thousands of members across the country.
Additionally, as part of RedRover’s expanding My Dog is Cool program is a current national search for interested school teachers in grades 4 through 8 to participate in a My Dog is Cool advising and mentoring campaign related project. If you are a teacher interested in learning more about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.