Dogs and Hot Cars Don't Mix!

"On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100-120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. 

Animals can suffer brain damage or death from heatstroke in just 15 minutes.  Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads." (source"Rolling down a window or parking in the shade doesn't guarantee protection either, since temperatures can still climb into the danger zone." (source)

What does Texas law say? Click here to read Texas Penal Code - Section 42.09. Cruelty To Animals.

One suggestion: If you are going to dine in downtown Rockport, try La Luna. They have an outdoor patio, and are pretty pet friendly! The Daily Grind also has an outside seating area.

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Anonymous said…
Thank you for reminding all of this.
Linda Frank said…
Moon Dog is also pet friendly and they have an outdoor eating area on the water!!

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