An animal shelter in Sacramento, California, has posted a warning to area residents about dogs dying in the heat. On June 21, the Front Street Animal Shelter posted an image of a dog, in a bag, on a gurney, along with a few sad words about the sad reality of dogs being left to suffer in the heat.
The Facebook post reads:
The stark reality of hot weather affecting animals left without shade or fresh water is real at Front Street. So far this week, at least 6 dogs have been brought to us for “disposal” and we can only imagine how many more are out there.
According to the shelter, the dog wrapped in the black tarp is a purebred bulldog who died because of a lack of basic care, and being left in the heat.
Tips provided by the animal shelter include:
Please help us end the unnecessary suffering. Make sure your pets have a place to stay cool, out of the sun. Always provide fresh, clean, cool water. We understand that not all dogs get to live inside, but if you have an outdoor dog, remember that they still need your care.
Remember – if you are hot, your pet is hot. Please do your utmost to keep your pet comfortable when the temperature climbs.
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