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Keep pets safe during the heat and holidays

During the hot and humid days — Donna Wambeke, executive director at Heartland Animal Rescue Team (HART) would like to remind animal owners to keep their pets safe and cool.

Wambeke offered a few tips, including asking animal owners to change their pets’ water bowls at least twice a day.

“The flies also are very bad and if you leave a dog tied outside they will literally eat their ears off,” said Wambeke.

Wambeke asks that owners never leave their dog in a vehicle, even with the air conditioning on, as it could malfunction and the dog could die within minutes.

Wambeke also asks that people keep their dog at home and preferably indoors during the Fourth of July celebrations.

“Don’t take them to parades and fireworks and make sure they have ID (identification) on,” said Wambeke. “HART gets many scared dogs in the shelter over the Fourth.”

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