Heat and Pets

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Keep your pets safe

  • Never leave your pet in a parked car- they can suffer from heat-related illness too!
  • Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.

Never leave pets in a parked car

  • Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly.
  • Leaving a window open is not enough- temperatures inside the car can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes, even with a window cracked open.

Additional resources

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