Animal Care Services
Published on Friday, June 7, 2019
CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210.207.6665 210.315.3130
Alfonso Rios, 210.207.6589 956.961.5782
SAN ANTONIO (June 7, 2019)- Summer has not even officially begun and we’re already starting to see continued mugginess and temperatures climbing higher. Animal Care Services is urging residents to use the greatest of caution with pets outdoors. Our South Texas heat can easily put your pet at risk for overheating because dogs cool their bodies by panting which is much less effective than sweating. Of course, many residents keep their pets outdoors in the yard and some local pet owners don’t think twice before taking their pets to the lake or even on an errand or two. The following are some tips to help pets beat the heat:
If you see a pet locked in a hot car or in the back of a truck, take action immediately. Jot down the car’s description (including a license plate number) and go into a nearby store to have the owner paged. If you don’t get a response, call Animal Care Services or the Police Department immediately. Per city ordinance, both Animal Care Officers and the police have the right to break a car’s window if an animal is endangered inside that vehicle. Violations of the City’s law governing animals left in vehicles could face animal cruelty charges if their pet sustains injury or death as a result of their actions.
Categories: City News, Animal Care Services
Animal Care Services Department
Phone: 210.207.4PET (4738)
Address: 4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX 78227
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