We all know the SPCA, PETA and other groups get their knickers in a bunch over leaving animals in cars, and rightly so. Much to the delight of these organizations, Hotdog is a new gadget that will to take a step forward toward keeping pets in overheating cars. This device connects into your cars electrical system and will actively monitor the temperature inside of the car.

Once the temperature surpasses a pre-determined temperature, the system will automatically roll down the windows of the car giving fresh air to the pooch and give it the opportunity to escape your life. If you really need a device this, maybe pet and animal responsibility is not the top priority on your list and you should forfeit your dog-ownership rights. The Hotdog is available for $366. [Criminalistics via Giz]