May 10, 2014 1:00 AM by Marissa Esquivel

Summer safety for your pets

TUCSON - With the temperatures rising in Arizona, it is crucial that we take extra precautions with our pets.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has come up with tips to keep our pets safe for this summer.

-Provide your pet with water: Be sure you are constantly offering your pets water. If possible add ice to your pet's water to help keep them cool.

-Provide Shade: If your pet will be spending time outdoors be sure to provide a place with shade trees or a tarp to keep your pet out of the sun.

-Limit outdoor play time: The best time to walk your pets, especially during summer, is early mornings or later in the evening.

-Keep pets out of cars! If you are traveling with your pet never leave them in a car unattended even with the windows down. By state law, leaving an animal unattended and confined in a motor vehicle where physical injury to or death of the animal is a likely result is considered a class 1 misdemeanor.

To visit the Humane Society of Arizona's website go to


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