See a dog in a hot car? Do you know what to do next?

As we approach warm weather (finally) – we want to remind you that it is never safe to leave your dogs in the car. According to PETA, on a 78* day, your car’s interior temperature can reach over 100* in a matter of minutes.

Check out this video by Veterinarian, Dr. Ernie Ward – who shows you what happens when you leave your animal in the car – even if you leave the windows open and park in the shade.

But what if you do see an animal in a hot car?

In August 2016, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a  new law for animal welfare gives pets more protections from extreme heat and weather. St. 2016, c. 248 An Act Preventing Animal Suffering And Death was signed in a ceremony by Governor Charlie Baker.

This law gives a bystander and first responders the right to enter the vehicle if they feel the animal is in danger due to extreme weather. If you believe an animal is in danger take the following steps before you attempt other means to enter the vehicle:

  1. Call 911
  2. Check to see if the doors are unlocked
  3. Make an effort to locate the owner


At Anastasi Insurance Agency Inc, our pets are part of our family and we do everything we can to protect them.

Only 50% of small business owners are completing this important yearly task….

The 2018 Small Business Risk Report by The Hanover Insurance Group found that only half of all small business owners are reviewing their commercial insurance policies each year. 
“With risks evolving and becoming more complex, it’s more important than ever for small business owners to evaluate their insurance needs to help ensure they are properly protected,” said Michael R. Keane, president of core commercial at The Hanover. 

The three biggest concerns for small business owners are data breaches, loss of employees and business interruption. but only 21% made adjustments to their policy if advised by their agent. As risks like cyber, employment practices liability and crime exposures, increase, it is important for you to make sure you and your agent discuss your policy every year and increase/change your coverage as needed. At Anastasi Insurance Agency, we provide expert counsel to help assess small business owners’ risks, identify solutions and guide them through the insurance buying process. We make sure that our insured’s are not apart of the 67% who don’t feel that they have adequate coverage..