Iowans trying to keep cool during what the National Weather Service is calling the “most significant” heat wave the region has seen in five years are going to great lengths to limit their time outdoors, wear light-fitting clothing and stay well hydrated.
Animal care and control officials want to make sure pet owners don’t forget to do the same for their furry family members.
Cedar Rapids animal control officers have fielded an average of two to three reports a day since the heat wave began earlier this week of pets locked in hot cars. Officers Tuesday morning, in fact, were out on such a report, although the dog wasn’t hurt and the owner wasn’t ticketed.
Iowa City animal control officers over the weekend did issue a ticket to a woman on suspicion of animal neglect after officers said she left her small dog locked in an “extremely hot” black SUV for at least 25 minutes outside the Hy-Vee at 1720 Waterfront Drive.
Complete article at Eastern Iowa Life : http://bit.ly/pOMRAr