Welcome to "All things Pets Augusta" where we make it easy for you to find all of the great events and adoptable pets in the Augusta area and in the CSRA! Let's work together to help these precious animals find their "Furever" homes!
Adoptable Dogs from Augusta Animal Services
BABY RUTH: 4 year old Baby Ruth is so excited to be with a person she can't contain herself. She loves to give hugs and lots of kisses. She is playful and a good walking buddy. Baby Ruth climbs the agility platform with no problem and will happily sit in a chair or sofa and look out the windows. She likes treats and takes them gently. Occasionally she will sit on command.
We are coming up to our first heat event of the year with temperatures expected to be 10-15 degrees warmer than usual. Heat kills and Augusta Animal Services wants everyone, both two legs and four to be safe!
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE, doing so could quickly become a medical emergency and possibly result in your pet having a heatstroke. It is unlawful for a person in Richmond County to leave an animal confined in a parked or standing vehicle for a period of five or more minutes when the ambient outside air temperature measures above eighty-five (85) degrees. If you observe an animal in a vehicle that you suspect is experiencing a heat emergency dial 911.
Please bring your pets indoors during these extreme temperatures. If you cannot bring your animals indoors, make sure they have shade, fans, misters, or a kiddie pool full of ice water, anything you can think of to keep them cool. Make sure your pet has plenty of water when it is hot and/or humid. On very hot days, limit your pets’ exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with your short-nosed pets, who typically have trouble breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible.
In addition, monitor for signs of heat stroke! Symptoms of overheating in pets can include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.