Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity was founded after the loss of a beloved cocker spaniel "Shakespeare". He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pets.
You can be a hero to people in need. Support the efforts of the Shakespeare Animal Fund with your donations of funding and of time.
Dangerously hot pavement and metal surfaces are everywhere in the heat of summer.
It's easy to think that a dog's feet and pads are tough and can handle anything. Most people realize that foot pads can be injured by something sharp, but what about something hot? If walking or running on hard pavement is tough on your feet, it will be tough on your dog's feet, too.
Pavement, metal or tar-coated asphalt can get extremely hot in the summer sun. We remember for ourselves to wear shoes or sandals, walk on the grass and not sit down or touch these hot surfaces in the heat of the day. Please, remember your dog's feet in this summer heat. Burned or heat injured pads may not be easy to the see at first.
Be sure to look for these signs of burned pads:
Shakespeare Animal Fund wants you to enjoy the summer with your pets!!
We all look forward to spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our fuzzy friends, but being in hot weather can spell danger if we are not careful, ASPCA experts warn.
"Most people love to spend the warmer days enjoying the outdoors with friends and family, but it is important to remember that some activities can be dangerous for our pets," said Dr. Camille DeClementi, Senior Toxicologist at the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center. "By following a few simple rules, it is easy to keep your pet safe while still having fun in the sun."
Take these simple suggestions, provided by ASPCA experts, to help prevent your pet from overheating or injury. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, contact your veterinarian immediately.