Our local weather is unseasonably hot for this time of year, mid ninety’s with heat index over 100 degrees . The local radio station has been broadcasting heat warnings for us along with helpful hints for taking care of our pets. When inside air conditioning isn’t an option for our pets, please provide shade and fresh water, at least two times daily. Talking to one of our animal control officers, pet owners must be listening to the radio. Folks a re putting up kennel covers, not just the manufactured ones, but using any material to provide some shade, including cardboard, bed sheets , wooden fence boards, cut off tree branches to car hoods and providing water using buckets to hard plastic child’s wading pools.