For immediate release:
August 12, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
New York – Scorching temperatures this week – NYC areas including New York and Syracuse are expected to hit 90 ° C – Dogs will be at high risk of heat exhaustion and death, so PETA is issuing an urgent warning to everyone who has a dog. … Be sure to do the following:
- Touch the sidewalk before walking to avoid scalding your dog’s paw pads.
- Watch out for long, twisted tongue and heavy breathing, as dogs cannot sweat like humans and heat builds up in their bodies.
- Walk only in the shade, on the ground or grass, andnever leave animals outside in extreme heat or in vehicles.
In May, PETA field workers discovered the body of a dog that had died after being left chained to the scorching sun, and similar reports are starting to flood across the country. Recently, a law enforcement officer mistakenly left his patrol car with a dog inside. this, and K-9 could not stand the heat prostration and died. This year, 28 dogs have been reported dead from heat-related causes… (The numbers are likely much higher, as most heat-related pet deaths go unreported.)
Anyone who leaves animals outside to get hurt in harsh weather can be held accountable for the cruelty.