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Protecting Your Pets During The Summer Heat

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As temperatures soar past triple digits, some want to remind you of the dangers your pet can face during the summer heat.

Friends of the Animal Rescue asks that you keep your pet cool this summer. Avoid dehydration, heat strokes, or even burnt paws.

The South Padre Island nonprofit advocates for pet’s safety when visiting the hot sand on the beach or strolling with your pet over a concrete surface.

Sherry Pinard, Friends of the Animal Rescue says, “If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pets. You don’t want to allow them to drink ocean water. It will make them sick. Fireworks go off Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 9:15 here on the Island. They’re very scary for pets.”

Oftentimes a dog can become frightened or run away during a firework display. The group has a 24-hour hotline you can call if your pet goes missing.

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