Animal Charity warns of hot-weather dangers to pets

Mary Louk, president of Animal Charity, said even a short time in the car is too much for pets in high heat

Pets may be bringing pollen inside your house.


BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Monday marked another hot and humid day, and the heat is expected to stick around all week.

Animal Charity of Ohio warned pet owners that they need to make sure their animals are safe in this heat. The humane agency says pets should be kept in air conditioning, if possible, and owners should make sure that they are hydrated with enough water.

Mary Louk, president of Animal Charity, said even a short time in the car is too much for pets as the temperatures climb into the 90s.

“You cannot leave a dog in a car at all in this heat. Five minutes is too long,” she said. “It’s just, we temperature gunned a car the other day, and it was 99 degrees in there.”

Louk said the ground can also heat up quickly, especially asphalt, which can burn an animal’s paws.

 

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