Category Archives: pets

Commemorating National Heat Stroke Prevention Day

Today, July 31, is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day. Parents and caregivers of children are being urged to be mindful about that precious little package in the back seat of the family vehicle. Heat stroke is the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Don’t leave children, pets in hot cars

This week is cloudy, dull and promises to be wet, but the thermometer will again see soaring temperatures as spring takes hold and summer fast approaches. When the weather gets warm, do not leave children and pets unattended in automobiles. … Continue reading

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Untethered dogs in cars is dangerous, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: It appears that there are a number of dog owners driving around the area that do not understand that an unrestrained dog in a vehicle could be severely injured in an accident. I’ve seen people with … Continue reading

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