SPCA warns pet owners of hot weather

In response to a sudden spike in temperatures throughout the Central Coast this week, the SPCA is warning pet owners to take extra precautions. “Our pets aren’t used to this sudden heatwave, just like humans are going to go inside to seek shade and water, we need to think about for our pets as well,” Beth Brookhouser, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the SPCA for Monterey County, said. The SPCA warns people to not leave their pets in the car under unsafe circumstances, which is illegal under California Penal Code section 597.7. According to the SPCA, the inside of a vehicle can reach temperatures over 120°F, even on a cooler day. The SPCA also says pet owners need to check the asphalt before taking out their animals. Pet shoes can be helpful, if the animal will tolerate it. Pet owners are also encouraged to keep pets indoors. If that’s not possible, outdoors pets need to be provided plenty of shade and fresh, cold water. Anyone who finds a pet trapped in a car is strongly encouraged to call the police or SPCA. You can reach the SPCA at 831-373-2631o.

In response to a sudden spike in temperatures throughout the Central Coast this week, the SPCA is warning pet owners to take extra precautions.

“Our pets aren’t used to this sudden heatwave, just like humans are going to go inside to seek shade and water, we need to think about for our pets as well,” Beth Brookhouser, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the SPCA for Monterey County, said.

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The SPCA warns people to not leave their pets in the car under unsafe circumstances, which is illegal under California Penal Code section 597.7.

According to the SPCA, the inside of a vehicle can reach temperatures over 120°F, even on a cooler day.

The SPCA also says pet owners need to check the asphalt before taking out their animals. Pet shoes can be helpful, if the animal will tolerate it.

Pet owners are also encouraged to keep pets indoors. If that’s not possible, outdoors pets need to be provided plenty of shade and fresh, cold water.

Anyone who finds a pet trapped in a car is strongly encouraged to call the police or SPCA. You can reach the SPCA at 831-373-2631o.

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