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Dogs rescued from heat as temperatures climb

Oxford, CT

August 2, 2006

2 dogs were rescued on Wednesday morning, August 2nd.  Alert neighbors, though familiar with hearing the dogs bark every day, noticed that one of the dogs, a German Shepherd-mix was yelping.  The dog was chained up and had gotten itself wrapped around a stump, unable to get to its water.

With temperatures climbing to 100 degrees, the Crowe’s knowing that their neighbors don’t arrive home until after 7 p.m., called Animal Control.

Dog Warden Sandy Merry stated that when she arrived at 12 Palmer Lane at 11:20 a.m., the temperature was 95 degrees. The dog was at least 7 feet away from his water and choking on his chain.  She found a second dog tied to the back steps, but that dog had access to its water bowl.  Neither animal had access to adequate shade.


The Connecticut Post