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Beat the Heat

Now that we are in the swing of summer fun and the summer heat, we urge our friends to follow some summer safety tips. OSPCA has a No Hot Pets Campaign, and we have some good information from them regarding heat stroke.

If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, we encourage you to leave them at home where they are cool and safe.  Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open.

If you find a pet left in a car, please take these steps in this order:

  1. Make note of the make of car and license plate number
  2. Contact local security/business managers etc. to have owner paged to car
  3. Call local police
  4. Call the OSPCA hot line 310-7722

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Christine Attridge-Hardy

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