The intense Texas heat caused horrible burns to a dog who was not provided protection from the sun. On Monday, the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services posted images of the grievously wounded dog, and a few words of warning to other pet owners.
Animal care services wrote:
Warning: These pics are graphic and tough to look at. We’d like to give shout out to Animal Defense League for taking in Molly, who was brought in with thermal burns from lack of protection from the sun.
PLEASE provide shelter and shade for your outdoor pets. If it’s hot for you, it’s hot for them.
Just one day before Molly’s graphic images were posted, the animal care services agency had warned pet owners about intense heat expected in the area:
It’s going to be a H-O-T today! Please be sure to keep your pets inside and limiting their time outside. Exposing your pet to temperatures over 115 degrees(F) can cause burns, blisters, and permanent damage to your pet’s skin/paws.
When walking your dog, try to walk them before 10 am – after 7 pm and under shaded areas!
Be mindful of your pet’s comfort and safety
If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on the sidewalk or asphalt – it’s too hot for your pet. If it’s too hot for you to sit in direct sunlight, it’s too hot for your pet. If you are miserable in the heat…so is your pet. Provide adequate water (fresh and cold), plenty of shade/shelter from the sun. Ideally, keep your pets inside with you!
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