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Pets Scorching After Austin Shelter Loses A/C | Care2 Causes

Pets Scorching After Austin Shelter Loses A/C | Care2 Causes

Imagine trying to withstand a scorching summer day of 108 degrees while wearing a fur coat. That’s what more than 200 cats and dogs are trying to do at the Austin Humane Society after the shelter’s air conditioner went out early Sunday morning. A Humane Society spokesperson reported that a City of Austin transformer blew out around 4 a.m. on Sunday. It burned out the motors in the air conditioning system at the no-kill animal shelter, leaving no way for the pets inside to stay cool. Austin, TX is currently under a “severe heat advisory” and experiencing record high temperatures. Shelter staff and volunteers immediately took action to help the animals. Fans were brought in, ice was added to water bowls and kiddie pools were set up. “We’re watching out for signs of heat exhaustion, any panting or extreme lethargy,” Amanda Ryan-Smith, the Humane Society’s Communication Direct...

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