Dogs need proper care as temperatures continue to climb

June 9, 2013 • Local News

With Fiddle and Griddle, Beetle land and other events occurring this weekend, people may be tempted to bring Fido along for the ride. Don’t do it, unless the dog can be let out of the vehicle. Animal Services Supervisor Joseph Pacheco says that Roswell has ordinances which prohibit leaving an animal in a car unless both water and proper ventilation are provided. Even then, he does not recommend it.

This year Roswell has been blessed with a Roswell-style mild spring with weather running in the 80s; however, now the temperatures have risen into the 90s and scraped along the bottom of the 100s. People need to remember dogs can die from heat stroke on a mild day.

Recently, a dog died after being locked in a parked car on a sunny, 67-degree day in Albany, New York, despite the fact that the owner claimed one window was cracked.

When outside temperatures are 73 degrees, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in 30 minutes. On a 90 degree day, the interior of a vehicle Login to read more

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