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Washington Humane Society Urges Public to Protect Pets from Extreme Heat


This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington, D.C. area is under a heat advisory, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is reminding pet companions to pay special attention to their animals during extreme high temperatures.


“Pets are vulnerable in severe heat, and they depend on their caretakers to provide what is needed for them to stay healthy and cool,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society. “When warm weather is uncomfortable for people, it can quickly lead to life-threatening heat exhaustion in pets.”


The Washington Humane Society offers the following tips to keep pets safe during the current heat advisory and upcoming warm summer months:


Prince George's SPCA Honors Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and the Prince Georges SPCA has two Golden Girls ready to find new homes.

8-year-old Sophia has a wonderful temperament, and gets along with people and other dogs. She loves a good scratch and a long walk. Rose, at 10, is very calm and obedient. When you talk to her, she raises her eyebrows and tilts her head.

Find out more about them at pgspca.org/adopt or call 301-262-5625.

Adopt a Pet at the Prince George's County Community Animal Management Open House

On Saturday, September 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group is holding a Community Open House.  The event will take place at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro in their new facility.  The open house, which is free of charge, will focus on animal adoption, host local pet vendors, and also have entertainment for children.

The new Animal Services space is one-story, and spans 37,000-square feet.  The space has:

  • Interaction rooms
  • A spay/neuter clinic
  • An isolation/quarantine room
  • A puppy and kitten nursery
  • A cat mall and an exotic animal room. 

For more information, contact DER’s Animal Management Group at 301-780-7200.