Warm automobile engines are dangerous for cats and small wildlife. Parked vehicles can attract small animals, which may crawl under the hood seeking warmth. To avoid injuring hiding animals, bang on your car's hood to scare them off before starting your engine.
Leaving Your Pet in the Car
Never leave your dog alone in the car on cold days. The same way your car heats up in the summer, it gets extremely cold in the winter, acting like a refrigerator. If it's too cold for you, then it's too cold for your dog.