Have you ever wondered how hot it gets inside a parked car? Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward did.
He decided to lock himself in a parked car for thirty minutes to find out how it feels to be a pet left behind on a warm day.
He filmed his little experiment and uploaded it to YouTube.
Armed with a clock, a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, with all four windows opened 1 to 2 inches… while the car reached 117 degrees within 30 minutes…
Dr. Ward explained, “…even with the windows cracked, the air in the car was still. Just a few minutes in, and already drenched with sweat – a cooling function that dogs don’t have – I was already starting to reflect on the suffering that dogs must experience in the same situation…”
Find out what he learned from pretending to be a pet left in a parked car on a warm summer day on the next page: