Pets deserve heat relief, too
It's hot. We're all aware of it, and we do what we can to deal with it.
Apparently, however, there are some of us who don't believe what is good and necessary for us should also be applied to our pets.
Case in point: While driving through a Yuma neighborhood the other afternoon, I passed a house where, in the backyard, was what looked like a German Shepherd, on a rope, trying to seek shade and some relief from the blazing sun and heat under a vehicle. The thermometer in my vehicle showed the outside temperature was 111 degrees.
For the record, I witnessed a similar situation some time ago, reported it to one of our animal control agencies, and was told they couldn't do anything about it.
So, in this case I grimaced, and wondered how this dog's owners would feel if they were tied up outside and the only shade they could find was under a car.