The SPCA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is warning people to keep their pets indoors during the heatwave that has hit the island starting today. The heat warning extends throughout this weekend, with there being a heat advisory for today, July 19, and an excessive heat warning from 6 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday. An excessive heat warning signifies that the combination of heat and humidity makes it feel as if the temperature outside is 105℉ or higher.
Not only should you be staying in this weekend, but so should your furry friend. It is very easy for pets to get overheated, which can lead to heat stroke and even death. Also, it is important to note that leaving a dog tethered outside in temperatures of 90℉ or higher is illegal!
For more tips on how to keep your pet safe in the summer heat, refer to our past article!