Shelter on the Hill, A Humane Society
What is heat stroke?
Heat stroke is a severe and sometimes fatal condition that results
from the failure of the body to control or regulate its temperature.
What factors lead to and cause heat stroke in animals?
- Excessive outside temperature and humidity
- Lack of water intake
- Exercise or over-exertion
- Lack of acclimatization. (spring/early summer)
- Previous episode of heat stroke
- Medical conditions
Animals that are more prone to heat stroke:
- Short nosed breeds (English bulldogs, Boston terriers,
Pekingese, Persian cats
- Pets with respiratory disease, upper airway obstruction
- Obese animals
Preventing heat stroke
- During the hot summer months it is best to keep your pet
inside with air conditioning or a fan
- If outside, make sure your pet has access to plenty of
water and shade
- Limit your pet's exercise and only let them exercise in the
cooler part of the day
- Never leave your pet unattended inside a car, not even for
- On an 85 degree day the temperature in your car can
climb to 102 in less than 10 minutes, even with the
windows cracked. After a half hour, the
temperature can climb to 120 degrees.
What to do if your pet is suffering from heat stroke?
- Immediately transport him or her to the nearest
- Turn the air conditioner on in the car to help cool them
while in transit
- Do not attemp to cool the pet yourself, if not done
properly you could cause more complications
Shelter on the Hill continues to strive to meet the needs
identified by residents nearly 20 years ago: to RESCUE companion
animals from the dangers of the street, REUNITE lost pets with
their loved ones, and REHOME adoptable animals to a new and
Shelter on the Hill: A Humane Society, (SOTH), is a private,
non-profit, donor supported, organization whose purpose is to
operate a haven to rescue, reunite and re-home lost and abandoned
companion animals in the Frazier Mountain area of California.
Dedicated to promoting humane treatment and quality of life,
SOTH accepts all animals in need of care, provides appropriate
medical and behavioral intervention, rehabilitation, socialization,
and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many adoptable animals
and remains committed to the welfare of these animals beyond the
adoption process to the extent of its resources - and offers
community support through a myriad of services including but not
limited to, lost and found, sheltering, adoption, foster care,
behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people
in need, and inter-agency networking.
Dog of the Month
Ajax is available for adoption. He is a gorgeous long legged older puppy that's built for action! He is a Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd and Suluki mix. That means he was bred to hike for miles in the Pyrenees mountains or the mountains and river valleys of Turkey while working! So, if you have a super active lifestyle or family this guy is the one for you. Ajax loves to play in the water too, jumping in the ocean is his favorite. This boy is neutered, immunized and microchipped. He's almost a year old and may fill out a bit more over the next year. Super fun and friendly dog.
Cat of the Month
Russian blue Sheeba is an elegant kitty. She has beautiful soft short blue grey fur, has been spayed and would love to be adopted. She is 3 years old, young adult. Sheeba would love to meet you, come to the cattery and be sure to ask for her!
Last edited 26 July 2016 0909 PDT