Austin Pets Alive! | URGENT HEAT HELP


Jun 10, 2022

The climate is forecasted to be brutally sizzling this weekend, beginning at 100 levels at the moment and going as much as 104 tomorrow. Although 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 possible we’re to remain on high of any catastrophic adjustments which will come up with out warning. You’ll be able to assist us get the sources we have to keep forward of the hazard by giving NOW.

By making a present at the moment, you instantly assist us preserve animals protected. However there are a number of extra methods you may assist. Identical to with Winter Storm Uri, we all know we’ve to sort out this emergency with a three-prong strategy.

1. The pets in our care: A very powerful factor we want at the moment is to maneuver as many canines as attainable to foster properties the place they’ll 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 canines.

We’d like fosters and adopters to indicate up from 12-6 p.m. and assist by taking house a canine whereas we get by means of this triple-digit warmth wave.

2. The pets in our group: Triple-digit warmth waves like this may kill pets a lot quicker than folks. It can save you animals NOW by posting on NextDoor asking neighbors to place water out for wildlife and group 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 of us to maintain pets indoors from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. every day to keep away from unintended heatstroke. Our Constructive Alternate options to Shelter Give up (P.A.S.S.) Program ([email protected]) can be standing by to attach folks to sizzling climate provides and recommendation.

We’ve put up indicators alongside the paths round City Lake warning of warmth stroke in canines and we’ve despatched press releases to the media virtually each day this week. We’d like your assist persevering with to unfold the phrase that this 100+ diploma climate will kill.

3. The pets in Texas: Austin may be very lucky to have a lot love for pets in want, as many communities wouldn’t have the identical sources. Our American Pets Alive! crew commonly 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 protecting 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’ll be able to assist us help these communities in Texas with the provides they should preserve shelter pets protected by making a present NOW.

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



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