Heat Awareness for Pets

April 29, 2021

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Staying Cool in the Heat

Summertime in southeast Louisiana can be very hot, and it’s essential to be mindful of your pets during these hot months . Just like humans, pets can overheat and even suffer from heatstroke. Keep your pet healthy by following these tips:

Be on the lookout for signs of heatstroke like: excessive panting, weakness, lethargy, dark red gums, drooling and rapid heartbeat.

If you find an animal trapped in a hot car follow these steps carefully to make sure you are acting in accordance with the law:

Louisiana’s Good Samaritan Law, also known as Act No. 360, went into effect on August 1, 2018, and protects you from civil liability in the event of a necessary rescue of an animal or minor left alone in a car. It provides immunity from liability for property damage or trespass to a motor vehicle if the damage was caused while rescuing a minor or animal in distress.