Written by Nancy Lee, as part of her Social Marketing Sightings theme.
Sighted on: The Seattle Times

Social Issue: Protecting Pets from High Temperatures
Social Marketing Strategy: Clear Specific Behaviors

The following is an edited version of a story in the local newspapers providing pet owners safety behaviors during our record-setting heat wave.  Each of the major behaviors contained a more detailed description/directions.

Protect your pets from high temperatures

by Susan Stoltzfus on July 21, 2022

The Seattle Animal Shelter provides the following tips to keep your pet safe when temperatures climb.

1) Never leave your animal unattended in direct sunlight

2) Keep ventilation and water flowing

3) Never leave animals unattended in a vehicle

4) Avoid overexerting your animal in hot weather


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