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RSPCA Victoria reminds central Victorians to keep an eye on pets in the heat | Bendigo Advertiser

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As the summer season sets in and temperatures rise, RSPCA Victoria is reminding the community that keeping animals safe and cool can save lives. Preparation is essential when it comes to keeping pets safe in the summer, and basic precautions can reduce the likelihood of pets suffering from heat stress. Keeping animals cool can be the difference between life and death. More news: The Rotary Club of Bendigo is giving away 100 IGA and Miter 10 vouchers to families in need Take note of the temperature for pets that live outside and adapt plans to keep them cool. Be sure to include pets in vacation plans and never leave pets in cars, even on milder summer weather. RSPCA Victoria Executive Director Liz Walker said animals should never be left in hot cars, even for a short time, as the consequences can be tragic. β€œIt only takes six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car because temperatures can reach dangerous levels very quickly and can reach double the temperature outside even in mild weather,” she said. β€œTinted windows, parking in the shade, or leaving the windows down do not significantly reduce the interior temperature. milder summer weather. ”If animals are to be left outside in hot weather, it is imperative to provide them with shade and multiple sources of cool, clean water. Water cannot be spilled and always provide more than one water source to account for leaks, evaporation and accidental spills. If pets are to be left outside all day, take note of where the sun and shade fall when you leave and explain how they will move throughout the day, making sure to provide more.When preparing for a vacation, it is important to include pets from company in plans, either including them on the trip or ensuring they receive the proper care from friends, family, neighbors or a pet sitting service. community for its support of the Christmas donation campaign and fundraising e food. RSPCA Victoria received 1,163 reports of abandoned animals last year, including 384 reports in the past summer alone. With responsible pet ownership comes legal and moral obligations to keep pets safe, including the provision of food and water as well as adequate shelter and veterinary care. The RSPCA encourages pet owners to be aware of their responsibilities and to ensure that their approach to pet care is appropriate for the warm temperatures of spring and summer. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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