Austin Pets Alive! needs help after reaching ‘breaking point’ with heat

Austin Pets Alive! brings out ice to help its dogs as the city reaches record heat on July 23, 2018

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Pets Alive! is asking for the community’s help after reaching a “breaking point” with Monday’s record heat.

The animal shelter is requesting donated ice inside coolers and box fans brought to its Building A at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St.

“We’ve tested each AC unit we have and they will only help lower the temperatures by two to three degrees, and so we’ve moved all of our dogs we know to overheat to fosters, or inside offices where available,” the shelter said in a Facebook post

People who live within a 40-mile radius of APA! are asked to open their home to a pet in need for two weeks. You can fill out an application here and bring it to the shelter. 

If you don’t live in the area, APA! is requesting donations to help the shelter buy various equipment and supplies that they need as soon as possible.

The temperature Monday hit 109 degrees in Austin.

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