Things you need to do to keep your pet safe during Arizona heat


>>>OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES IN THE WEATHER ACTION DAY. STAYING INSIDE WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR PET.>>>WE’RE IN PHOENIX TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LAWS AND WAYS TO HELP YOUR PET BEAT THE HEAT>>Reporter: PET OWNERS SAY TH EVERY ANIMAL IS DIFFERENT, SO IT REALLY IS A MATTER OF KNOWING WHAT YOUR DOG LIKES AND DOES NOT LIKE. LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS THAT THERE CERTAIN THINGS THAT ALL OF US NEED TO BE DOING WHEN HE GETS IS HOT. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT FOLLOWING THE LAW. IT COULD ALSO MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH.>>WHEN THE NEWS COMES ON, IT IS HIS TIME.>>Reporter: TALK ABOUT A TEACHER OF — CREATURE OF HABIT. THERE AT THIS ARCADIA PARK EVERY SINGLE DAY.>>HE IS THE BOSS OF THE FAMILY.>>Reporter: WHAT DOES THIS HEAD HONCHO DO ON DAYS LIKE TODAY WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE SOARING, EVEN TYING RECORDS? THEY SAY DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, SHADE, AND WALKS ON THE GRASS ONLY.>>IF I KEPT HIM ON THE LEASH, HE WOULD WALK IN THE SIDEWALKS.>>Reporter: FOR PETS THAT ARE OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME, THE SITUATION CAN TURN TRAGIC AND FAST IF THEY’RE NOT PROPERLY TAKING CARE OF. UNDER ARIZONA LAW, YOU’RE PROVIDED TO — HARD TO PROVIDE WATER AND SHADE. IF NOT, YOU CAN BE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELT PUNISHABLE WITH FINES AND EVEN JAIL TIME.>>WHEN THE TEMPERATURE GETS TO THEIR BODY TEMPERATURE, IT CANNOT PANT ENOUGH TO COOL THEMSELVES DOWN WITHOUT GETTING OUT OF THE SUN.>>THE SHEA DOES NOT EVEN HAVE TO BE A DOG HOUSE, IT COULD BE SIMPLE AS A TARP. ANYTHING TO KEEP THE SUN OFF OF YOUR PET>>Reporter: HE MAY BE TINY, BUT WOODSTOCK IS AWFULLY TOUGH WHEN IT COMES TO TRIPLE DIGITS. FOR DON, ATTITUDE IS THE ONLY WAY TO BEAT THE HEAT. DID YOU KN THAT IN AUGUST IN OUR STATE, THERE’S A NEW LAW THAT SAYS THAT IF YOU SEE A BABY OR AN ANIMAL IN THE BACKSEAT OF A CAR, YOU’RE ABLE TO BREAK THE WINDOW IF YOU FEEL THAT THE BABY OR THAT DOG IS GOING TO BE IN DANGER. LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS TO U COMMON SENSE.

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