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Pet safety during summer heat

 Pets are just like people, and with summer just around the corner, it's not too early to think about your pet's safety.

The Siouxland Humane Society Executive Director Jerry Dominicak said it's a good idea to leave your pet at home if it is too hot outside.

He said if your pet must stay outdoors, be sure they have plenty of water and some shade.

"We are already in warm enough weather that people need to put precautions in place for their pets.  Even when we think it's a bit cool out yet, when we hit around 80-degrees, your pets can be distressed.  We need to make sure you're taking special precautions," said Dominicak.

Dominicak said that if you discover a pet left in a hot car without the windows wide open, you should notify the nearest authorities immediately.

If you have any further questions about summer pet health, you can contact the Siouxland Humane Society at (712) 252-2614.

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