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Glendale Fire Department
Friday April 20th, 2012 :: 10:28 a.m. MST

Every year, hundreds of animals die from heat stroke. 5 ways to keep your pet safe:

This is the time of year when many people enjoy the outdoors with their animals and the Glendale Fire Department wants to remind the community about the dangers of strenuous activities in the heat, while providing safety information and tips on how to prevent an animal heat emergency from occurring.

Every year, hundreds of animals die from heat stroke. In 2011, three dogs passed away on hiking trails in Glendale. For every one incident reported, there are dozens of animal fatalities that go unreported. Animals are very similar to small children when it comes to their intolerance of the heat and most of the time when an animal is showing signs of heat exhaustion, it is often too late.

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***Please tune in Monday morning to Channel 12 @ 5:30am. Glendale Fire's Crisis Response Dog Topaz will be featured as Lynette Jelinek, Glendale Fire's Crisis Response Manager, discusses animal heat safety!***

Stay Safe...

Glendale Fire Department
5800 W Glenn Dr
Glendale, AZ 85301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 623-930-3400

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