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konnichi wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 08:39 PM
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12 children have died in hot cars already this season. PLEASE don't EVER
leave a kid or a furry friend in the car even for "just a minute"!
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=10575380
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 08:43 PM
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1. so many people think dogs can 'take it' - yeesh.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 08:50 PM
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2. I can not imagine a worst way to die and I have seen dogs do so
Imagine being cooked alive... This is exactly what happens... If you feel uncomfortable with the windows up for the few seconds it takes to exit the car, multiply that magnitude effect of heat by at least 100 for every few minutes that passes--especially in sun.


I don't believe in the death penalty--but someone who leaves a human or animal "child" in a closed car seriously deserves to face a lifetime of guilt and pain. If you ever see this occurring in a parking lot, for the love of all that is rational, PLEASE ACT... Call whoever can respond, but if it is obviously life and death and the victim is approaching a crisis level, I hope ms would break in.
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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 08:51 PM
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3. There's actually a useful comment (I was afraid to read them)
Put your purse in the back seat if you are a woman. That way you always have to turn around to get it in the back seat and you would see if your child is there. I do that even when my children are at home with my husband so that way it is a habit.


I suppose a wallet would work equally well if you aren't a woman (or just don't carry a purse).
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 08:53 PM
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4. ALSO - people - if you see a pet left behind in a car - CALL THE POLICE
If you see a child left behind in a car - CALL THE POLICE and AN AMBULANCE! If they are slow to show up and the child is in distress - BREAK THE FUCKING WINDOW FOR GOD'S SAKE.

Get involved.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 08:58 PM
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5. There was a similar incident in Japan the other day
A family returned from a trip a little after 5:00 in the morning (daylight hours at this time of the year in Japan) and the young kids were sleeping in the car, so the parents let them continue to sleep in the car. But when they checked on the kids several hours later, the kids were overcome with heat stroke.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 09:58 PM
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6. My grandmother came across a kid panting in the back of a car in Nova Scotia in about the 1950s. She
immediately smashed in the windows to get the kid out.
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mamaleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:12 PM
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7. I wish I knew what is going through some of these parents heads
I have kids...I know shopping with them, even for just a few items, can be an ordeal. Still...I would never ever leave my kids in the car. Take the few extra minutes to get them out of their car seats and bring them with you.

If you are worried about behavior issues in the store, learn to be the parent and not the friend. Johnny or Janey doesn't need to die in a hot car because you are afraid of their temper tantrums at WalMart or you have not yet learned how to deal with them.
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