10 Ways to Protect Pets from Summer Temperatures
If you find it hot outside, so does your pet! It’s important to remember that cats and dogs are susceptible to heath issues from warm temperatures just like we are. Here are some helpful tips to keep your pet happy and healthy when the temperature starts to rise:
- Provide ample shade: Ensure that your pets have access to shaded areas throughout the day, especially during the hottest hours. This can be achieved by setting up umbrellas or canopies.
- Limit outdoor activities: Avoid taking your pets for walks or engaging in strenuous activities during peak heat hours. Opt for early morning or late evening walks when temperatures are cooler.
- Hydration is key: Always keep fresh, cool water available for your pets.
- Avoid hot surfaces: Pavements, asphalt, and sand can become scorching hot and can burn your pet’s paw pads. Opt for grassy areas or walk your pets on the shaded side of the street to prevent burns or discomfort.
Bonfire Store Has Launched!
Wake Up. Save Animals. Sleep. Repeat.
If you’re an animal advocate or pet parent, you know how much dedication it takes to save lives! Our new bonfire store features two designs that help you wear you dedication on your sleeve – errrrr – torso!
Multiple apparel styles and colors are available! Check it out today and show everyone how much you care about animal welfare!
Take a Stroll Through the Indiana Cat Café Tour
A cat café is a fun mix of caffeinated beverages and felines! It’s a “pawsitively” entertaining experience for animal lovers and those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Cat café’s feature adoptable cats from local shelters and rescues! Check out our interactive map to find a cat café near you!
Save the Dates!
Indy Vegfest – Saturday, August 6th
Pet Friendly Services will be at Indy Vegfest on Sunday, August 6th! You’ll find delicious food from local and regional food vendors along with live performances and presentations. General admission is FREE!
Popcon – August 25-27
Indiana Convention Center
Pet Friendly Services will also be at PopCon! PopCon is a family-friendly celebration of all things pop culture including celebrities, hundreds of vendors and artists, gaming, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, fan panels, virtual reality, special events, unique experiences and so much more. Stop by our booth for games and giveaways!
Tails & Ales – Wednesday, September 13
Broad Ripple Brewpub
Tails and Ales returns Wednesday, September 13 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Broad Ripple Brewpub! This FREE event provides small animal rescues the opportunity to introduce themselves and some of their adoptable animals at the popular Broad Ripple Brewpub. Guests can also enjoy the Brewpub’s exquisite cuisine and beverage which includes British, American and Vegetarian/Vegan cuisine and fresh handcrafted beers brewed on the premises!
Catching up with The FIX is IN!
So far this year The FIX is IN! has already hosted 71 clinics and fixed 6,346 cats!
Pet Friendly Services provides financial assistance at each clinic to ensure low-cost spay/neuter is accessible to those who need it most.
Public Vet is currently scheduling clinics across Indiana! Pet owners should book appointments right away, as spots are limited. Surgeries are by appointment only. Sign up at www.pub.vet.
Don't Drive Without One!
For many shelters, spay/neuter surgeries are not built into their budgets. This means that they depend on individual donations and the support of Pet Friendly Services of Indiana. When you purchase a Pet Friendly license plate, you are supporting the work of 300 shelters and rescues across the state and giving an animal the best chance at a new beginning.
Already have a Pet Friendly plate, but you’d like to do more to help Indiana’s animals? Become a sustaining donor. Just $5 per month pays for a full surgery over the course of a year. We’re all in this together, and your financial gift really does help us help them.
Have a plate AND donate already? Help us spread the word! The more people who know about the lifesaving work supported by the Pet Friendly Plate, the more lives we can save!