Just how hot is it in Arizona right now? It’s not a joke – it is so hot that an animal shelter in Phoenix has announced that it is temporarily closing down. Less than 24 hours ago the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA stated:
AAWL’s main Phoenix campus WILL BE CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat warnings. Temperatures are supposed to reach over 115 degrees so we are focusing our attention on keeping all of the animals in our care safe, cool and comfortable.
Keeping the homeless dogs cool during heat wave
Staff and volunteers are doing their utmost to keep the dogs at the shelter comfortable. As reported by ABC 15 News, cooling mats and ice treats are being offered to the dogs and volunteers are taking adoptable dogs to their homes for temporary fostering until things cool off.
The animal shelter intends to open for regular hours on Thursday. If you live in the area and want to help, please consider fostering a homeless pet. Click this link to find out more about what it takes to become a foster for the shelter.
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