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Washington Humane Society Urges Public to Protect Pets from Extreme Heat

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington, D.C. area is under a heat advisory, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is reminding pet companions to pay special attention to their animals during extreme high temperatures.

 

“Pets are vulnerable in severe heat, and they depend on their caretakers to provide what is needed for them to stay healthy and cool,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society. “When warm weather is uncomfortable for people, it can quickly lead to life-threatening heat exhaustion in pets.”

 

The Washington Humane Society offers the following tips to keep pets safe during the current heat advisory and upcoming warm summer months:

 

Bomb Dog Retiring after Nearly Nine Years

Bomb Dog Retiring after Nearly Nine Years

From Fairfax County Police Department:

 

   Nine years is such a long career…..for a dog! After eight and a half years of service, Puget will retire from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) and spend his days relaxing at home with his handler, MPO Tom Eggers.

            As a bomb dog, Puget responded to literally hundreds of calls for suspicious packages and bomb threats. His job was to respond to schools, businesses or any public area where a general bomb threat was reported and use his extraordinary sense of smell to search for the presence of explosive materials or devices. Puget can enter a room or area and detect in seconds what would take humans hours to locate, if ever.