Pets in the heat

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Pets in the Heat

With unseasonably hot temperatures upon us, do not leave your pets in the car.

“It’s really important that, in these hot summer times, you keep your dog inside at home,” said Leticia Perez of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

The temperature inside a vehicle can become 20 degrees higher in a matter of ten minutes. This can lead to the death of a pet if it is in the vehicle for too long.

If you see a dog inside a parked car, call Animal Care and Control at
(509) 662-9577 (ext. 1). If the dog is stressed and in danger Animal Care and Control, as well as any police officer, is allowed to break the window open to let the dog out.