Austin Pets Alive! | URGENT HEAT HELP

Jun 10, 2022

The climate is forecasted to be brutally sizzling this weekend, beginning at 100 levels in the present day and going as much as 104 tomorrow. Though the warmth is dangerous sufficient, we all know that this might get a lot worse if there are any energy outages. The extra we do TODAY, the extra doubtless we’re to remain on prime of any catastrophic adjustments which will come up with out warning. You possibly can assist us get the sources we have to keep forward of the hazard by giving NOW.

By making a present in the present day, you instantly assist us hold animals secure. However there are a number of extra methods you’ll be able to assist. Identical to with Winter Storm Uri, we all know we’ve got to deal with this emergency with a three-prong method.

1. The pets in our care: Crucial factor we’d like in the present day is to maneuver as many canine as potential to foster properties the place they will get out of the lethal warmth. Regardless of the work that has gone into enhancing our amenities with extra shade and misters, this climate continues to be extraordinarily harmful for our most weak canine.

We want fosters and adopters to point out up from 12-6 p.m. and assist by taking residence a canine whereas we get by way of this triple-digit warmth wave.

2. The pets in our neighborhood: Triple-digit warmth waves like this could kill pets a lot sooner than folks. It can save you animals NOW by posting on NextDoor asking neighbors to place water out for wildlife and neighborhood cats. When you can, provide to assist a neighbor who has an out of doors canine with shade, ice, numerous water and even followers, and ask people to maintain pets indoors from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. every day to keep away from unintentional heatstroke. Our Optimistic Options to Shelter Give up (P.A.S.S.) Program ([email protected]) can also be standing by to attach folks to sizzling climate provides and recommendation.

Now we have put up indicators alongside the paths round City Lake warning of warmth stroke in canine and we’ve got despatched press releases to the media nearly every single day this week. We want your assist persevering with to unfold the phrase that this 100+ diploma climate will kill.

3. The pets in Texas: Austin could be very lucky to have a lot love for pets in want, as many communities would not have the identical sources. Our American Pets Alive! workforce recurrently helps shelters in these communities deal with diseases and get extra pets adopted as a substitute of euthanized. Proper now, these communities have requested for help in retaining pets cool. We’re getting ready giant transports of provides to those shelters tomorrow and thru the weekend to incorporate followers, misters, and kongs that may be frozen.

You possibly can assist us help these communities in Texas with the provides they should hold shelter pets secure by making a present NOW.

Thanks for supporting pets throughout this climate emergency. We all know how necessary the lives of companion animals are to you and we’re so grateful in your teamwork to verify pets are secure.

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