AN­I­MALS IN NEED OF OUR HELP TOO

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PLEASE be aware that it’s not just peo­ple that need to take care in keep­ing cool and main­tain­ing flu­ids.

Our pets strug­gle se­verely in this heat as does the wildlife.

Please re­sist the urge to ex­er­cise them too much and if you do ex­er­cise them do it early or late in the day and not on con­crete or bi­tu­men sur­faces that will burn their paws.

Make sure they have plenty of water and shade or some­where cool to rest.

Spray them with water and keep an eye on them for signs of heat stroke.

Leave water out for the birds and an­i­mals in your area and if you see an an­i­mal in dis­tress don’t ig­nore it,

it could be fa­tal for them. Re­mem­ber our wildlife and our pets are as un­used to this heat as we are.

CAMERON WAL­TON, Mow­bray

Pic­ture: STE­WART McLEAN

Wil­fred keeps cool at home.

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