WICOMICO COUNTY AND MD STATE LAWS
REQUIRE ANIMALS NOT BE LEFT OUTSIDE
IN 90 DEGREE WEATHER.
"It's important to remember that it's not just the ambient temperature, but also the humidity that can affect your pet," says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly."
Why not to leave Pets In a Parked Car.
Not even for a minute! Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. Remembering the Ocean City Policeman who left his K-9 dog in his car with the A/C on. He came out of the Police Station to find the A/C had cut off and his dog ---dead.
On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet can suffer irreversible organ damage or die.
If you see a dog outside in temps of 90 degrees , Please contact Salisbury Animal Control at 410- 749 1070 . If the answer machine is on , leave your name , your return #, the address of where the Animal in distress is located and description of the dog. You may want to check to see if the owners have complied , if not report again .