Simon Cowell is hot under the collar when it comes to people who leave their dogs in cars while they shop, stop to eat, or “run some quick errands” in warm weather. The famously critical judge from the wildly popular American Idol is the star of PETAs brand-new TV campaign entitled “Too Hot for Spot,” which warns of the dangers of leaving dogs inside carseven in weather that is merely warm.
“Far be it from me to be critical, but I find it really appalling that, this year, thousands of dogs will die of heatstroke inside parked cars,” says Cowell, who appears in the plea with his canine pal Claude. “Never ever leave your dog inside a parked car. Your dog idolizes you. In warm weather, keep him safe at home.”