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As much of our community continues to go through hard times, help us to keep people's pets safe with their people and out of shelters! Please consider donating to our Pet Food & Veterinary Care Relief Fund. No donation is too small. Click Here to make an Online Donation
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IT'S NOT "COOL" TO KEEP YOUR PETS OUTSIDE IN THE HOT WEATHER!
This summer, be mindful of leaving your pets out in the yard too long. Don't overdo it. Remember, if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your furry friends. With recent high temperatures and lots of sun to heat outdoor surfaces, we also wanted to remind everyone to be aware of the potential effect of hot pavement on your dog's paws. When the air temp is 85 degrees, concrete is 105 degrees and asphalt is 130 degrees. When the air temp is 95 degrees, concrete is 140 degrees and asphalt is 155 degrees. So remember to pause and be mindful of the ground's temperature before allowing your dog to put his paws there! Let him walk on the grass instead, so you don't put him at risk of being burned. Very importantly, NEVER leave your dog in a parked car, even just to run a quick errand. Not only can this be a deadly mistake, but in many jurisdictions it is a crime. Even on mildly warm days when the temperature is 70 degrees - and even with the windows cracked open - and even with the car parked in the shade - it only takes a few minutes for the temperature in a car to rise to more than 100 degrees, and on even hotter days it can rise to 120 degrees and above. It takes only minutes for a dog to succumb. Animals are not able to sweat like humans do. Dogs cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws. If they have only overheated air to breathe, they can collapse, suffer brain damage or die of heatstroke. If you love your dog, leave him at home where he is safe! Please spread the word to your friends to keep their pets out of hot vehicles too. If you see a pet in a vehicle on a hot day, take immediate action: Note the car description, then go to the nearest stores and ask the managers to page the owner. Call the police, which usually can respond much faster than animal control departments. If the dog is in distress, the police have the capability to enter the vehicle and rescue the pet.
OWNER HARDSHIP RELIEF: As we go through challenging times, we do not want pets to lose their home right now for lack of food resources or essential veterinary care. If you need a list of pet food banks, we can provide that to you, or we can make arrangements to provide food directly to you. If your pet needs imperative veterinary care that you cannot afford due to income disruption, we may also be able to help. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DONORS: If you would like to make a donation to our Emergency Pet Food and Veterinary Care Relief Fund, please use our DONATE button on our Donate page and we will match up your donation with a pet in need. Our mission is to keep people's pets safe with their families, and OUT of shelters!
Adopt-A-Pet, Inc. PO Box 408 Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 550-9690