As simple as a bowl of water and some shade
When the weather heats up, SEAACA urges us not to forget about taking care of our four-legged family members. We keep ourselves well hydrated when exposed to heat and sunshine and we should remember to do the same for our pets.
Pets should have plenty of fresh water on hand and when outside, they should also have a shady refuge to rest in.
Each year SEAACA responds to heat-related complaints. Usually reports include dogs locked in hot cars left in shopping center parking lots. SEAACA advises pet owners never to leave a pet unattended in a car, even if the windows are partially open or the vehicle is parked in the shade. Temperatures inside a car can easily top 100 degrees, causing heat stroke or death within minutes.
If you see an animal locked inside a hot car, call 9-1-1 immediately. Police will contact SEAACA or another appropriate animal rescue agency. For additional questions regarding animal control, call SEAACA at 562-803-3301.