Oppresive heat leaves pet owners seeking ways to keep their furry friends cool

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s through Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2023, 8:57 PM

Updated 332 days ago

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New Jersey is in the middle of a potential heat wave, with temperatures not expected to cool until the end of the weekend.
While the weather was very warm, there was plenty of sunshine. This brought many people and their pets outside to enjoy the summer.
When conditions become this warm, pet owners are seeking ways to keep their animals safe.
Carly Rosebrock, of Toms River, was out with her dogs and was feeding them some ice to stay cool.
“It's the only way to keep them going so that they don't flop over and give up,” she says.
New Jersey veterinarians say there are some state laws on the books to keep pets safe in extreme heat.
Pet owners must:
• Supervise pets outdoors if they're out for more than 30 minutes.
• Provide ventilated shelter and water access.
• Make every effort to notify emergency responders if they're unable to remove their pets from extreme heat. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s through Saturday.


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