- Tuesday, June 20, 2017 hit record temperatures with a 120° day!
- AHS' Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ responded to 55 calls, half of which were related to the extreme heat.
- FOX 10 & 3TV reporters rode along on our ambulances to capture some of what occurs on a typical hot day in the Phoenix area.
- If you suspect an animal is abused or neglected, or see a sick or injured stray, please call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2073.
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FOX 10, 3TV, & KTAR: AHS Rescues on 120-Degree Day
The opening summer heat spike set Phoenix records on Tuesday and Wednesday. Five deaths are attributed to the heat in the Valley. For your animals, this kind of heat can be just as, if not more, dangerous. Dogs and cats regulate body temperature through panting, but if they can’t lower their body temperature, death is not far away. “A good Samaritan came in with a stray dog she had found who was overheated — really on Death’s door, a 108-degree body temperature,” said Bretta Nelson of the Arizona Humane Society. “Sadly, we were unable to save that dog’s life.”