Summer heat can be dangerous for pets, but there are a number of steps that owners can take to keep their pets safe when temperatures climb.
Just this week, 14 dogs were found dead in a truck in Ohio after the vehicle's air conditioning unit failed,
according to the South Bend Tribune. The dogs' handler was in town for a dog show, and left the animals unattended in the truck for about 2 hours. The incident underscores the need for owners to pay careful attention to their pets during hot weather, said Genny Carlson, executive director of the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, which is investigating the case. [These 7 Foods Cause the Most Pet Deaths]
"This serves as a reminder for people with pets, children and elderly relatives that being in a car without proper ventilation or a working air conditioner can be dangerous, and to take the proper precautions," Carlson told the news outlet
Here are tips for keeping pets safe this summer:
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