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Mother Nature Won’t Catch Us a Break—Wine & Wag Cancelled Due to Dangerously Hot Temperatures!

With a heat advisory in effect in our area today and meteorologists calling for dangerously hot temperatures through the weekend, the Maryland SPCA is cancelling our Wine & Wag scheduled for Friday, July 21st.

While we are all disappointed to have to cancel tomorrow’s Wine & Wag, the Maryland SPCA values the safety and health of ALL—people and pets who attend our events, staff, volunteers and the pets in our adoption center. We will not take any risk that could jeopardize anyone’s safety.

Because soaring temperatures can pose a significant risk not only to people but also to pets, Dr. Joshua Woolsey, director of veterinary services at the Maryland SPCA, would like to offer these important pet safety precautions:

  1. Hot Weather Pet TipsLimit your pet's time outdoors to no more than 10-15 minutes a few times a day.
  2. Try to avoid outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day.
  3. Avoid walking dogs on paved surfaces. These can become very hot and burn their paw pads.
  4. When outdoors, avoid direct sunlight whenever possible.
  5. Provide plenty of fresh, cool water at all times.
  6. Avoid strenuous activity. Dogs should be limited to leash walks.
  7. Never leave a pet unattended in a parked car.
  8. Monitor your pet for signs of heat stress such as excessive panting, lethargy, difficulty breathing, collapse, vomiting or diarrhea.
  9. Seek veterinary care immediately if you suspect your pet may be suffering as a result of heat exposure.

Thank you for your support!

For information about our August or September Wine & Wag Happy Hours, please visit our events page.