Heat is back - so is danger for pets in cars

HSCO offers other tips to keep dogs, cats cool, safe

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 11:26 AM PDT June 28, 2013    UPDATED: 7:59 PM PDT June 29, 2013 
Heat can kill pets poster
BEND, Ore. -

The Humane Society of Central Oregon would like to offer tips on keeping your pet safe in the heat. With the temperatures predicted to hover around 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the next few days, the best spot for your pet is inside a safe, cool house. 

This year the heat has already caused heat exhaustion for many dogs and even a death for a dog left inside a hot car.

“Every year, the Humane Society of Central Oregon warns people to keep their pets safe from the dangers of warm temperatures,” says Karen Burns, shelter manager.  “Unfortunately, every year we hear of animals needlessly suffering from heat stroke.  When summer heat hits, the City of Bend animal control receives four to eight calls per day regarding dogs left in hot cars.”

The Humane Society of Central Oregon has posters available for businesses and car windshield flyers that educate people on the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars.  The educational flyers list the warning signs of a pet suffering from heat exhaustion or stroke.

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is located one mile south of Reed Market Road on 27th Street in Bend.  The shelter is open Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. For more information call the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 541.382.3537 or visit www.hsco.org.