A video is circulating on Facebook of a man confronting a driver of a truck in Laval, Quebec about leaving his dog in the car while he sits in a restaurant eating lunch. The man videotapes the whole incident, calling out that it is over 30 degrees Celsius and it must be 50 degrees Celsius inside the car. He advises the man to never leave his dog in his car again.
The video has already gotten over 5,000 shares in the past two days.
The man in the video is Danny Caci, a 31-year-old entrepreneur from Quebec, who is on a mission— to put an end to people leaving their dogs in hot cars. The Italian native doesn’t tolerate people who do this and thinks it’s ridiculous that they leave their dogs in the car.
“With a dog, you have a responsibility. Would you leave your child in there for five minutes?”
Caci says he sees an incident of a dog being left in a hot car at least once a week, but has only filmed it three times. Last August, he posted a video confronting three people eating at a restaurant who had left their French Bulldog in the car. Last Wednesday he posted a video of a small dog in a car and confronting the owner about it.
The self-proclaimed animal lover has two Yorkshire Terriers of his own— Bachi and Lola. He has grown up with animals and has always been passionate about animals. He says his dad would bring home stray cats and his mom once brought home a 6-foot-tall Irish Setter.
His advice for dog owners? Take your dog with you if it’s small. A smaller dog, he says, you can bring everywhere and can be treat it like your child. For larger dogs, if someone has no choice, Caci is adamant about programs like the one at Ikea where dogs can be parked outside of the car while owners shop.
His main goal in posting these videos is to raise awareness and get people to follow his ways. Caci also hopes to start a company where there is constant patrol in the summer of restaurants and shopping centres to constantly survey if there are dogs trapped in hot cars.
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