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Don't leave your pets out in the heat

Paige Dukes Paige Dukes
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Lowndes County Animal Control was warning people Tuesday about leaving pets outside during the day when the weather is extremely hot.

Animal control says if your pets are found to have been left outside without plenty of water or any access to shade, you could get a citation or even have your pet taken away.

Monday, animal control responded to multiple calls about dogs being left in the sun without enough shade and water and the dogs in those cases were temporarily seized.

Lowndes County Clerk, Paige Dukes, said that as of Tuesday the biggest problem was reminding people that crates are not a suitable form of shelter for a dog outside, especially in the extreme heat.

"They do not qualify as housing under the county's ordinance. So, right now officers are really looking for clean, fresh water for any pets that are left outside as well as suitable shade," Dukes explained.

If you are concerned about a dog, call Lowndes County Animal Control or call 911.

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