Locally-based Cafaro Company has received recognition from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for signs installed at various shopping centers warning of leaving animals or children in hot vehicles.

The company decided to install these signs into dozens of its shopping centers after discussing with PETA about leaving children and animals in hot vehicles.

PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman warns of the dangers of leaving children and animals in hot vehicles and is grateful to Cafaro for spreading awareness throughout its shopping centers.

"By answering PETA's calls for warning signs, Cafaro is helping to prevent vulnerable family members from enduring terrible heatstroke deaths," Reiman said.

Cafaro will receive a framed certificate and a box of vegan chocolates courtesy of PETA. PETA advises anyone who sees an animal or child locked in a hot vehicle to call local authorities right away and do whatever it takes to save a life.