PBSO launches initiative to keep kids, pets safe


ALL WORKS. ALEX: IT’S A GROWING AND ALARMING STATISTIC HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA. MORE AND MORE CHILDREN AND ANIMALS BEING FOUND LEFT IN HOT CARS AND THE SHERIFF HOPING THIS PENGUIN SERVES AS A REMINDER.>>THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR NOT TAKING YOUR KID OUT OF A CAR. PERIOD. ALEX: BLACK AND WHITE LINE THE PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AS THE SHERIFF LAUNCHES A NEW INITIATIVE — THINK LIKE A PENGUIN, IN HOPES OF PREVENTING CHILDREN AND PETS FROM BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS>>I COULDN’T BE IN THERE TWO OR THREE MINUTES IN THAT HEAT. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT A YOUNG CHILD OR A DOG GOES THROUGH IN THAT CAR? IT’S HORRIFIC. ALEX: JUST THIS WEEK, A TODDLER WAS FOUND DEAD IN A DAYCARE’S VAN IN ORLANDO, LEFT ALONE FOR POSSIBLY 11 HOURS. AND CLOSER TO HOME IN DELRAY BEACH, A ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FOUND IN A HOT CAR LAST MONTH. HE DIED AT THE HOSPITAL AFTER INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE HE WAS IN THE CAR FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS. AS PART OF THE PUSH, THE SHERIFF URGING EVERYONE TO THINK LIKE A PENGUIN. THE OFFICE WILL BE TWEETING OUT REMINDERS AND SAFETY TIPS, ESPECIALLY ON HOT DAYS WHEN THE FEELS-LIKE TEMPS ARE IN THE TRIPLE DIGITS. THE SHERIFF SAYS THE SIMPLEST THING OF PUTTING THIS ON YOUR DASHBOARD COULD SAVE A LIFE.

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