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When temperatures and heat index soars pet owners are advised to take special precautions to keep pets safe. High temperatures can be deadly for pets left without a cool, shady place to rest and plenty of water.

To report an animal in heat-related jeopardy, call - Douglas County Animal Control - (541) 440-4328 or click on Link: http://www.dcso.com/animal_control_N.htm


o Never leave a pet unattended in a parked car when the temperature is more than 70 degrees.
When itís 72 degrees outside, a carís temperature can rocket to 116 degrees, even with the windows cracked. When it is 85 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can soar to 120 degrees in minutes. Leaving a pet in a hot, unattended car is inhumane, illegal and can cause severe injury or even death within minutes.

o Act immediately if you see a distressed animal in an unattended car. Call the local police and Douglas County Animal Control. A pet showing signs of distress such as heavy panting, unresponsive behavior, seizure or collapse needs IMMEDIATE attention.

o Be certain outdoor pets have access to fresh, clean water at all times. Secure plastic water bowls, never metal, to the ground so your pet can't accidentally tip them over. You can dig a small round hole and place the water bowls inside.

o Ensure that your pet has access to shade at all times of the day. Your dog might be in the shade when you leave for work, but the sunlight moves throughout the day. Don't allow your pet to be stranded in the scorching sun.

o If you run or jog with your dog, take frequent water breaks for yourself and your dog. Remember that asphalt and concrete get hot quickly. You have rubber soles on your feet--your dog does not. On hot days, leave your dog at home.


o Do not bicycle or rollerblade with a pet. Heat stroke and possible death can occur very quickly, particularly in hot weather.

o When the weather is dangerously hot, keep pets inside.


o If your pet is showing signs of heat exhaustion (excessive panting, vomiting, lethargic behavior), right away begin applying cold water to your pet's extremities. See your veterinarian immediately!

o During the summer, mosquitoes are prevalent. Make sure your pet is tested by a veterinarian for heartworm disease (a mosquito-transmitted, often fatal disease) and begin heartworm prevention medication.

IF YOUR DOG DOES BECOME OVERHEATED, GET HIM INTO THE SHADE AND TAKE THESE EMERGENCY STEPS:

o Apply ice packs or cold towels to the head, neck and chest

o Don't give an unlimited amount of cold water, Let him lick ice cubes or even ice cream.

GET THE DOG TO A VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY, IT COULD SAVE YOUR PET'S LIFE!

NOTE: The penalty in Douglas County for leaving a pet in a hot car is $6,250.00 PLUS jail time. It is considered a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Let's keep our pets safe this summer and also watch out for those that may be neglected.


 

 

Meeting Dates:

Regular meetings: second Wednesday of each month 6:00-7:00 PM
Socialization from 5:00 - 6:00

Meeting Locations:
8005 Old Highway 99 N, Unit E

Directions

The Umpqua Kennel Club has just moved into a new building at the site of the Wilbur Auction, which is on Old 99 about 1.5 miles north of the UCC exit from I-5. Turn in at the Auction sign and drive past the first building. We're almost to the end of the second building, Door E. building 8005. For more info call Elaine at 541-680-2127

This facility will allow us to conduct training classes, socialization, CGC evaluations, practices, and our monthly meetings (2nd Wednesdays of the month @7:30 pm). The floor is covered in regulation dog show matting to prevent any injuries from slipping, and we have all the equipment needed for training in Obedience, Rally, Agility and Conformation.
 

We will also conduct CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluations for all dogs, including unregistered and mixed-breeds. CGC is a new title that AKC (American Kennel Club) awards to dogs who pass the CGC test which is basically an obedience test.

Umpqua Kennel Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 189
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541) 680-2127
 
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