Keep your animals safe this summer

COLUMBUS, NE (News Channel Nebraska) – At the Paws and Claws Adoption Center, there’s always room for love.

With summer just around the corner, Jan Berry, Manager at Paws and Claws, shared some tips to show your friend just that little extra love to keep them safe during the hot summer days.

“You think it’s okay to leave an animal in the car, then you sit in the car with all the windows rolled up for ten, fifteen minutes and see if you’re still comfortable in there or not,” says Berry.

According to Berry, it’s important to never leave your pet unattended in your car. This is especially important if it’s during the summer because it can be particularly dangerous.

” Like I said, it doesn’t take only ten minutes for that temperature to get too high, dangerously high in the vehicle, ” says Berry.

If you’re tempted to leave your pet in the car, even with the windows down, Berry recommends you think twice.

“Leaving the windows down a crack, does not get enough airflow through the car,” says Berry. “That’s not a good thing.”

As for what to do instead, Berry recommends leaving your pet at home.

If you spot an animal in need, call the Nebraska Humane Society.