Animal Care Center in Tucson, Ariz., is handling 10 to 15 cases of heat-related neglect or abuse each day, says director Kristen Auerbach, including a case in which a person left a dog in a car on a 100-degree day while applying for a license at the center. Exposure to hot pavement can cause dogs to overheat quickly and burn their paws, and protective booties restrict their ability to release body heat.
Exposure to hot pavement can cause heat stress, burn dogs' pads
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