Keep pets out of hot Perth sun, Animal Protection Society advises


Kerry White and Sheba try to stay cool. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d463812
Kerry White and Sheba try to stay cool. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d463812

WHILE everyone is trying to stay out of the hot Perth sun, our furry friends are also feeling the heat.

To beat the heat, the Animal Protection Society of WA – which is based in Southern River – keep their cats and dogs cool to make sure they do not get sick.

Head dog carer Kerry White advised not to walk the dogs and stay inside in the airconditioning if possible and give the dogs lots of pats and cuddles.

She said they keep their dogs in the kennel during the extremely hot days and even bring out a small pool so they can dip in it one at a time.

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“They are like us, they are hot,” she said. “You get to be careful and you have got to keep them cool. We hose them down regularly.”

Cat carer Shelagh White said they water down the areas and put ice packs and towels outside if they live outdoors.

“Most of them will hide in bushes but sometimes it’s very hard to find something that is cool,” she said.