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Protecting Your Pets From The Extreme Heat

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Humans are not the only ones who need protection from the current extreme heat.  

The Humane Society of Huron Valley says pets, like cats and dogs, need plenty of water during heatwaves and should be kept indoors to avoid heat exhaustion.  Tanya Hilgendorf is the president and CEO of the society and says pets should never be left alone in a car during heatwaves.

Tanya Hilgendorf: Within 10 minutes, a car in the sun at 80 degrees can hit 115 degrees very quickly.

Hilgendorf says residents can report dogs left in cars by calling the society’s cruelty and rescue hotline or 911.  For more information, click here

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