WATCH; Ross County Humane Society rescues three dogs from heat

WATCH; Ross County Humane Society rescues three dogs from heat


MARK: WHEN IT GETS THIS HOT IT CAN GET DANGEROUS FOR NOT JUST PEOPLE– BUT PETS, TOO. DARLENE: THE ROSS COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY HAS ALREADY PUT DOWN TWO DOGS BECAUSE OF THE HEAT… AND TONIGHT THEY’RE URGING PEOPLE TO KEEP THEIR PETS INSIDE. DARLENE: NBC4’S DANIELLE AVITABLE IS LIVE IN CHILLICOTHE WITH THE STORY. DANIELLE? DANIELLE: THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE YOUR DOG FOR IT TO WORK OFF SOME ENERGY BUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS YOU SHOULDN’T BE BRINGING YOUR DOG OUT IN THIS HEAT. AND IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES FOR A DOG TO GET A HEAT STROKE WITHIN THE PAST WEEK TWO DOGS HAD TO BE PUT DOWN DUE TO THE HEAT AND A ROSS COUNTY WOMAN IS NOW FACING AN ANIMAL ABUSE CHARGE AFTER A DOG WAS FOUND TIED UP OUTSIDE ON HER PROPERTY. JENN THOMAS / ROSS CO HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : “A NEIGHBOR SAW IT AND SAID THE DOG WAS IN DISTRESS” IT’S BECAUSE OF RECENT NEGLECT THAT JENN THOMAS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS SHE WANTS DOG OWNERS TO BE MORE AWARE, ESPECIALLY AS IT CONTINUES TO HEAT UP OUTSIDE. JENN THOMAS / ROSS CO HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : “JUST WATCH YOUR PET USE COMMON SENSE NOT EVERY DOG THAT HAS A HEAT STROKE HAS A BAD OWNER IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE” NBC4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DAVE MAZZA SAYS THE HOTTEST DAYS THIS WEEK SHOULD BE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURES IN THE TRIPLE DIGITS. JENN THOMAS / ROSS CO HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : “IT’S REALLY TOO HOT FOR DOGS FOR BE NOT NECESSARILY OUTSIDE AT ALL BUT OUTSIDE EXERTING ENERGY” WE WERE AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY WHEN THE ROSS COUNTY DOG WARDEN GOT A CALL ABOUT DOGS BEING LEFT OUTSIDE. WE FOLLOWED THEM TO THE HOME AND FOUND THREE DOGS IN BAD SHAPE. “WOW. STAY THERE BABY I’LL GET YOU IN A SECOND” A NEIGHBOR TELLS ME THE OWNER IS ELDERLY. TWO DOGS WERE LEFT IN CAGES WITHOUT WATER. ALL OF THEM WERE TAKEN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY. “WERE GONNA TAKE CARE OF YOU” FORTUNATELY THEY BELIEVE THESE DOGS ARE GOING TO MAKE IT BUT THOMAS SAYS THERE ARE THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR. JENN THOMAS / ROSS CO HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : “EXCESSIVE PANTING AND EXCESSIVE DROOLING CONFUSION, DIZZINESS ONCE YOU GET TO THE POINT WHERE THE DOG IS VOMITING OR IS COLLAPSING YOU’RE IN HEAT STROKE AT THAT POINT” DANIELLE: ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ONCE THE HEAT INDEX GETS ABOVE 100 DEGREES A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED. IF YOU SEE A DOG TIED OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT YOUR URGED TO CALL ANIMAL CONTROL LOCAL FOR YOU IN ROSS CO DANIELLE AVITABLE NBC4 MARK: OTHER LOCAL DOG SHELTERS ARE GETTING READY AHEAD OF THE EXCESSIVE HEAT. MARK:

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