As temperatures hit triple digits in Madera County, animal shelter director Kirsten Gross says its important to protect pets from the heat.
“They need cold water and shade. It’s preferable to keep them inside this time of year, because in temperatures near 100 they have difficulty cooling themselves,” Gross said.
“Panting is very inefficient and they can easily die from overheating if confined outside or in the heat and sun. Wading pools or large pans of water, spraying water into shrubs, mud wallows all help.”
Kennels with concrete floors can be deadly in the sun and a lot of outside animals will be stressed and suffering in the heat...