Keeping Our Furry Friends Cool Mon, Jul 17, 2006. 06:17 PM Well if you were hot today, imagine having to walk around in a fur coat. That’s life for our four-legged friends, and with temperatures like we saw today; there are some things you should do to keep your pets cool. All outside animals should be put inside, and if you don’t have air conditioning make sure there are fans or open windows, because just like humans, animals can overheat. “Some of the signs are going to be panting, lethargic, listless, actually can collapse, drooling, those are signs your pet is in distress from heat stroke and needs to have immediate attention,” **** County Animal Shelter Executive Director Larry H. said. Also you should never see the bottom of your animal’s water bowl—keep it filled. If you don’t keep your animal groomed, you should probably think about shaving it down. Cars are like ovens for pets; leave your dog or cat at home when you go running around town. It's sad how people are still ignorant about this. I hope that by posting this, somone not knowledgable (there are plenty), will make their pet(s) feel better ! I see things like this where animals are tied outside in this kind of weather, almost everyday !