Pet heatstroke prevention event Saturday

June 28th, 2013 at 2:37 pm by under Weather

6-28 TVFM Logo AUSTIN — They say there are only two kinds of weather in a Texas summer—hot and hotter. To keep ourselves safe during those sweltering temperatures, we make sure to hydrate and wear sunscreen, but our four-legged friends also require some preventative measures to stay safe during the hottest months of the year.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals throughout Texas, offers heatstroke prevention events throughout the state as a way to educate pet owners on the importance of summer safety for their pets. During the event, which is sponsored by TVMF, Austin Animal Center and Iams, pet owners can learn how to prevent heatstroke, how to recognize the signs of heatstroke and what to do if their pet overheats.

This free event will take place at the Fannie Davis Gazebo at Auditorium Shores in Austin on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We invite you to drop by for some helpful information on heatstroke prevention and free goodies for you and Fido.

About the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) was established in 1978 as a 501(c)3 charitable and philanthropic nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals throughout Texas. By celebrating the human-animal bond through education on best practices in animal care and husbandry as well as community and public relations, research, fundraising and the development of those individuals involved in the field of veterinary medicine, TVMF greatly extends the outreach of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). TVMF is supported through tax-deductible donations and gifts from the public, veterinarians and pharmaceutical and veterinary supply industries. Please visit www.tvmf.org for more information.

About Austin Animal Services Office

Austin Animal Center is the largest municipal animal shelter in Central Texas, provides shelter to more than 20,000 animals annually and services to Austin/Travis County. This facility accepts stray and owned animals regardless of age, health, species or breed.

The goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups.

Animal Services has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  For more information go to www.austinanimalcenter.org, call 3-1-1, or visit www.facebook.com/austinanimalservices  for daily animal updates.

The City also maintains the Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., as an overflow animal adoption location.  It also is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact: Leah Ann Tibbitts, Director

Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

8104 Exchange Drive

Austin, Texas 78754

Phone: 512/452-4224

Fax: 512/452-6633

 

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