Animal Care and Control advises pet owners to be mindful of hot cars

Animals cannot regulate their body temperatures like humans, and warm weather can cause them to become ill very quickly. In some cases, exposure to high temperatures and not enough ventilation can even cause death.

Posted: May 24, 2018 9:52 AM

With temperatures on the rise, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control wants pet owners to pay extra attention to their animals. Animals cannot regulate their body temperatures like humans, and warm weather can cause them to become ill very quickly. In some cases, exposure to high temperatures and not enough ventilation can even cause death.

"The only way for them to remove the heat from their bodies is to pant and through their paws, so they can overheat very quickly," says Animal Control Officer Kyle Bachert. "It only takes a matter of minutes for a car to heat up; even if it's 70 degrees out, it can get above 85 [very quickly]."

If you have concerns about a pet, you can call Animal Control at (260) 427-1244.

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