An excessive heat warning remains in effect through Monday and residents are reminded to take care of their pets’ needs in these record temperatures.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says four-legged friends need a lot of the same accommodations humans do when they are outside—water and a shady spot to take a break.
Just as temperatures of over 100 degrees poses a danger to people outside, cats and dogs face that same threat if not treated properly.
Pet owners are also reminded to not leave their animals in a vehicle while going into a store, as the temperature can rise do dangerous levels very quickly and risk the life of the animal. Local police have already responded to several complaints of dogs locked in hot cars in recent days.