‘Running Scared’

By Lisa Pezzolla

Most recently in the news we have read of pets left in a vehicle and being stolen or sadly suffocating.
Last week, around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, if you were driving along Kearny Ave. past The Observer, you might have noticed some commotion arising from a beige pregnant dog running frantically up and down the sidewalk and into the street. A local fire engine stopped and firefighters got out to help catch this frightened dog.
Our salesman chased the dog for several blocks and, with his charm, coaxed her to him and held her in his arms until a police officer arrived.
During the summer months, we need to keep a close eye on our pets, since they can suffer from heat exhaustion as we do, so leaving your pet outside or in a vehicle can potentially expose them to severe danger. Animals get sunburned; dogs with a thick coat cannot be left in the sun.
So, as the summer progresses, take special care of your pet, don’t exercise the animal during the hottest time of the day and give it plenty of water.
If you find you can no longer care for your pet, please contact us at The Observer and we will post a special photo on our web site to help you try to find your pet a home.
Or, if you see a stray or lost animal in the street, we will try to help find its owner.

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