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Jul 30, 2021
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Raleigh, North Carolina – Scorching temperatures this week – Raleigh, Jacksonville, Wilmington and Morehead City are expected to reach higher levels – put dogs at high risk of heat prostration and death, which is why PETA is issuing an urgent warning to anyone with 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. Already this year, the death of 23 dogs from heat-related causes… (The numbers are likely much higher, as most heat-related pet deaths go unreported.)
Anyone who leaves animals on the street to get hurt in harsh weather can be prosecuted for the cruelty.
For more information please visit PETA.org.