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Tuesday, July 16, 2013


During this extended heat please be sure to pay close attention to your pets and make sure that they are getting plenty of water and not being left out in the heat . Also, be sure to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, that may not have air conditioning . Just take a moment to check in and make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids.

It is only common sense, but I am sure we will read a story about someone leaving their pets in a vehicle while shopping or something crazy.

The City of Hartford has cooling centers available but the latest they are open is 4:30PM, I'm not sure why, that is still the heat of the day, but it is probably better than nothing.

UPDATE: A reader made a great comment, think about your pets paws as you walk them outside on hot asphalt or concrete and try to stick to the grass surfaces or mulched paths

Hartford Cooling Centers:

                    North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street, 8:30am-5:00pm

                    South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue, 8:30am-4:30pm

                    Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue, 8:30am-3:30pm

                    Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, 8:30am-4:30pm
All Hartford Public Library buildings are available also during normal operating hours

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a shame, but I actually see people walking their dogs on the hottest days on the hot pavement. Maybe you could mention that.