Beat the Heat

Summer is upon us in the Central Valley and you know what the means! It's hot, and dry, and hot! The heat waves also don't make it any cooler.


During this hot season, it's important to keep your pets cool and hydrated. A good rule of thumb to remember is: if it's too hot for you, it's definitely too hot for your pet!


The larger your pet is, the easier it will be for them to fall susceptible to heat exhaustion. Regardless, whether big or small, it's important to monitor your pet and give them some extra attention this summer season.

Help Your Pets Stay Cool and Safe

Beat the heat this summer by staying informed on how to best keep your pets safe and healthy from the hot summer weather!


Are your cats and dogs staying hydrated? Do you know how much water your pets normally drink? Learn how to ensure your pets are getting the proper hydration they need!

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Do you know the signs of heat exhaustion? Learn how to take proper care of your pet so they remain nice and cool and don't overheat during this hot summer!

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Too hot for your dog to go outdoors? Here are some activities to keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated so they can thrive even while being indoors!

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If a fire disaster occurs, what is your safety plan? Become better informed on steps you can take to ensure you will be more prepared in case of an emergency!

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Beat the Heat

This campaign aims to inform and educate pet owners on ways to keep their pets hydrated and safe during the hot seasons. During the summer seasons, the Central Valley witnesses several heat waves and our dry and hot weather can pose dangerous threats to our animals and their owners. Valley Animal Center is here to provide impactful information and services to pet owners in order for owners to become better informed on ways to keep their pets healthy and safe. If you support what we do, you may donate, follow us on our social media, or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on how you can support us.

About Valley Animal Center

Located in Fresno, CA, Valley Animal Center serves the locale regions of the Central Valley. Upon entering our shelter, cats are tested for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia. Both dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and administered any additional medical care as needed. Even those once considered un-adoptable due to their medical conditions or disabilities have been rehabilitated and ultimately adopted into loving families. With the mission of uniting every cat and dog with a loving home, we utilize the resources, donations, and support from our community to fulfilling that mission.