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Animal distress calls spike as the heat wave continues

The heat is taking its toll on our pets.

According to the Simcoe and District Humane Society, they were busy responding to animal distress calls over the Canada Day long weekend.

Several cats and dogs suffered dehydration as they were left outside all day in the blistering heat without any shade or water.

People also got careless by leaving pets in hot vehicles.

Simcoe and District Humane Society President Cathie Hosken is pleading with the public to use more common sense.


We can tell you that at least two cats died due to dehydration.

During this heat wave, Hoskin is asking people to put out a bowl of water on their front lawn to help the animals.

She says this is not meant to keep the animals coming to your door, but to keep them alive for another day.