Chris Kemper with Longview Animal Cares and Adoption Center says a doghouse in the sun can reach as high as 130 degrees. Your pet’s water in the sun can reach similar temperatures. Keeping animals in the shade or better, bringing them inside will help protect your pet from the oppressive heat.
The SPCA of East Texas recently got three dogs (two pregnant moms), 18 puppies, and 19 more waiting at a Smith County location to be rescued. Staff have made temporary housing for the dogs so they’re safe inside, but it won’t be a long-term option.