August Tip of the Month

The dog days of summer are here!

It does get hotter here in our Valley, and we have a few ideas to keep your pets cool and comfortable this summer.

We cannot stress enough….Do not leave your pets in the car. Overheating can cause death or brain damage! This time of year as little as 10 minutes in a parked car can lead to heat stroke, permanent brain damage and death. Temperatures inside a car can soar to 160 degrees within minutes. Even cracking the windows or parking in the shade offers little protection for your pets, as your vehicle becomes a furnace.

DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE; IT COULD COST YOUR PETS LIFE!!!! 

Don’t force your pet to exercise during the heat of the day. Exercise him early in the morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler.

In really hot weather, don’t leave your dog standing on the hot street. Paws can burn since they are not protected by shoes.

If you take your dog on vacation, camping or hiking with you be prepared. Always have plenty of water available and a shady place where they can cool down.

At home, your pet needs to have fresh clean water at ALL times. This means inside and outside the home. Keep his water dish clean and free from algae and dirt.

Make sure your dog has adequate shelter. A sturdy dog house is best, or you may choose to build a shelter. Make sure it is covered to allow your dog to get underneath and get out of the weather.

If possible, bring your pet inside during the heat of the day. Your pet will appreciate the cool break from the outdoor temperatures.

Be sensitive to older short- snouted breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus. These breeds are already susceptible to upper respiratory problems, and the heat may bring about or make an existing condition worse.

 

Mesquite City Ordinance 10-5-6 B It is unlawful for any person to confine an animal in a motor vehicle under conditions or for such a period of time as may endanger the health of such animal due to heat, cold, lack of food or water or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering. Total bail $500.00

Featured Dog- Lilly

We can’t believe Lilly is still at the shelter- what a great dog. I am a sweet girl that enjoys being petted. I love to go on walks and be with people. I can be a little shy. All I need is someone who will give me time with them and let me, in my own time, adjust and gain back my confidence. I am well-behaved and think you’ll enjoy being with me. When I’m in the house, I’m very mellow and you can usually find me curled up just waiting for you to sit down and snuggle with me. When I’m outside, I love to run and play, fetch the ball, tug on ropes and I do enjoy walks do well on the leash. 6 years old

At this time there are no there dogs available for adoption

Featured cat Rocky

*DECLAWED-INDOORS ONLY*  3 years old beautiful coloration. Like most cats Rocky finds change to be overwhelming so he will need plenty of time and space while he adjusts to his new forever home. He has had experience with cats and dogs before and was not a fan of the cats or dogs in the home. Rocky isn’t a fan of over handling so a home with either adults only or older respectful kids might suit him best. Rocky is declawed which means that he will need to remain strictly indoors in order to keep him safe. He likes lasers and wand toys.

 

Other available cats

 

Smudge- 11 years old. Very shy Calm and easy going likes to hide.

 

Ginger and Frieda- 3 month old sisters. Came to shelter as strays. They love to play

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