Extreme heat can be deadly for pets

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- This week's extreme heat hasn't just been tough on us humans, it's been deadly for pets.

The Charleston Animal Society is caring for several dogs found suffering from heat stroke Wednesday. This after North Charleston Animal Control responded to two calls.

The first was for a poodle that was left in a car for more than an hour. Officials say the dog's temperature was 104 degrees when he was finally treated. His owners were charged.

Three more dogs were found with a homeless man in a Walmart parking lot. One suffered heat stroke and had to be put down. The other two are doing well.

The Charleston County Animal Society wants to remind pet owners about the dangers of this kind of heat. If possible, they should be brought inside and always given plenty of water.

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