A dog forgotten in the car - why is this happening and how to help the animal?
Not always dog,forgotten in the car- evidence of illiteracy or irresponsibility of the owner. Sometimes children are also forgotten in cars - and quite prosperous, caring parents. There was even a special term: "the syndrome of children forgotten in the car."
In the photo: dog in the car
Why are dogs forgotten in the car?
The exact cause has not yet been identified. But there are hypotheses.
One of the reasons for such forgetfulness is considered a life full of stress. People just act on autopilot, and if something changes (for example, a child needs to be taken to kindergarten before work, but usually someone else does it), they completely forget that there is a child in the car, sincerely believing that he , for example, stayed with a nanny or the second parent took him to kindergarten.
Therefore, drivers often get out of the car without checking if anyone is left in the cabin and go about their business. Sometimes also staring at the phone or having a “very important” conversation.
The problem is so widespread that car manufacturers are seriously thinking about installing devices that signal if someone is left in the car.
But sometimes people really do not think that overheating is extremely dangerous for a dog, and they are convinced that there is nothing to worry if the pet waits for them for an hour in a closed car.
How to help a dog forgotten in a car?
By law, both the animal and the car are the property of the owner and are protected by the state. The first thought is to call rescuers. To find out if they can help, we sent an official request to the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus with a description of the situation. The answer is:
“EMERCOM employees are responding to challenges related to threats to life and health.As for animals, rescuers react if rescue of an animal is impossible in other ways, but without the intervention of rescuers it will die.
But in all situations, rescuers will primarily transmit information to the traffic police to find the owner of the car and make a joint decision. In each case, everything is very individual, but only concerted actions will yield their results. ”
It turns out that there is only one way out - to appeal to the owner’s consciousness. Fortunately, many motorists leave cards with a phone number behind the glass. If you see an animal suffering in a stuffy cabin, call the owner directly. But be prepared for rudeness. In other cases, contact the Ministry of Emergencies or the traffic police.
If you are the owner of the car and take your pet with you, be sure to leave a card with a phone number in the car. We are all human, and not always perfect.