Plan ahead when enjoying summer activities with our animals. Every year pets die due to heat related illnesses. Never leave an animal unattended in the heat in a parked car! Even if your car is parked in the shade with the windows down; heat stroke can happen in minutes.
Studies have shown that leaving the windows down has little effect on a vehicle’s internal temperature
Within the first 15-30 minutes the temperature in a vehicle can rise over 30 degrees higher than the outside temperature. That means on an average summer day in Citrus Heights the temperature inside your vehicle is over 120 degrees!
Dogs don’t sweat! Dogs can only cool off by panting and through the pads of their feet which makes them particularly vulnerable to high temperatures. In just a short time, your pet could suffer irreversible nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage or death.
Annually, thousands of unwanted cats go to shelter and end up euthanized. Reduce cat overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pet! Vouchers are currently unavailable due to COVID. Contact River City Cat Rescue for free information and low-cost options. Low-income residents can get assistance with spay/neuter costs.