EVERY year, as the weather gets warmer, Four Paws receives tragic reports of dogs that have died of heatstroke in cars.
So, if you're driving around Belfast, please think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog.
You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get extremely hot in a car on a sunny day – even when it's not that warm.
In a hot car, dogs are not able to cool themselves down as, unlike humans, they pant to keep cool – leaving a window open won't keep the car at a temperature where panting is effective.
Let's not let any more dogs die in Belfast's cars this summer.