SEYMOUR (KFDX/KJTL) — Summer is approaching, and temperatures are getting hotter and warmer. For pet house owners, this implies ensuring your animals are secure, a problem that’s elevating issues at Seymour’s city-owned animal shelter.
“I think the state law reads that anything over 80-90 degrees for three consecutive days is not healthy for an animal,” Debora Sizemore, proprietor of Happy Tails, stated.
Seymour’s canine pound is struggling to beat the warmth, with no central air to maintain the canines secure.
“This is my pound – as you can tell ’cause it’s still early, and I’ve had the fan going, it’s 70 degrees,” Seymour Animal Control worker Samantha Hamilton stated. “Even though they’ve insulated the outside, the other day when it was 109 degrees, it was 100 degrees in here.”
With the assistance of Sizemore, Samantha Hamilton is the one individual in main take care of the animals. Although the intense warmth has taken a toll on her bodily well being, serving to these canines is her ardour.
“My passion is these animals, and I do my best to find homes for them,” Hamilton stated. “Impound facilities usually keep them if they belong to somebody: 10 days. If they don’t: seven, and then you’re supposed to put them down.”
Being in these temperatures has taken a toll on a few of these animals as effectively.
“I noticed when they first came in the German shepherds were full of life, and now they lay around a lot because they’re so hot because their body temperature – their body temperature is hotter than humans,” Sizemore stated.
Hamilton has bought, followers, misters and swimming swimming pools to maintain the canines cool, however she stated it’s been a problem.
“So what I’ve done, on that fan I have misters hooked up to it, but everything in here gets wet,” Hamilton stated. “I have a mister running to the outside pens, but everything gets wet, so the dogs get wet and cold, which will make them sick.”
Sizemore supplied a few ideas to ensure your furry pal stays secure.
“Please try to keep them in – keep them where they’re not contained inside a metal building or dog house, let the air be able to fluctuate around them, keep misters on them and keep plenty of water,” stated Sizemore.
We contacted the town about plans to assist with cooling the ability, however we couldn’t attain anybody for remark.
If you’re taken with adopting certainly one of these six cuties, they’ll be at PetSmart, Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m.
If you have an interest in volunteering or donating to assist the canines, click on right here.