Help pets beat the heat

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the continuing extreme heat in southern Ontario, the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA reminds pet owners to be aware of the dangers the heat can cause to animals.

Animals cannot acclimatize to the heat as humans can, causing their organs to become damaged and shut down in a very short time in extreme heat. Of particular concern are pets left in parked cars, where temperatures can rapidly reach dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA urges everyone to leave their pets at home during shopping trips to ensure they will be comfortable and safe.

Owners should limit their pets to brief walks, preferably in the early morning or evening when temperatures are lower. The SPCA reminds all pet owners to also limit their pet's time outdoors during extreme heat and ensure that fresh water and cool shelter are provided to keep them out of danger of heat stroke.

If you witness an animal in distress please contact the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA immediately at (905) 574-7722 ext. 401.

Help pets beat the heat

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the continuing extreme heat in southern Ontario, the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA reminds pet owners to be aware of the dangers the heat can cause to animals.

Animals cannot acclimatize to the heat as humans can, causing their organs to become damaged and shut down in a very short time in extreme heat. Of particular concern are pets left in parked cars, where temperatures can rapidly reach dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA urges everyone to leave their pets at home during shopping trips to ensure they will be comfortable and safe.

Owners should limit their pets to brief walks, preferably in the early morning or evening when temperatures are lower. The SPCA reminds all pet owners to also limit their pet's time outdoors during extreme heat and ensure that fresh water and cool shelter are provided to keep them out of danger of heat stroke.

If you witness an animal in distress please contact the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA immediately at (905) 574-7722 ext. 401.

Help pets beat the heat

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the continuing extreme heat in southern Ontario, the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA reminds pet owners to be aware of the dangers the heat can cause to animals.

Animals cannot acclimatize to the heat as humans can, causing their organs to become damaged and shut down in a very short time in extreme heat. Of particular concern are pets left in parked cars, where temperatures can rapidly reach dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA urges everyone to leave their pets at home during shopping trips to ensure they will be comfortable and safe.

Owners should limit their pets to brief walks, preferably in the early morning or evening when temperatures are lower. The SPCA reminds all pet owners to also limit their pet's time outdoors during extreme heat and ensure that fresh water and cool shelter are provided to keep them out of danger of heat stroke.

If you witness an animal in distress please contact the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA immediately at (905) 574-7722 ext. 401.