Don’t forget Limerick’s animal population in the hot weather

Keep an eye on pets in this current good weather spell
WITH temperatures expected to rise further in the coming days, pet owners and animal lovers have been asked to take note.

WITH temperatures expected to rise further in the coming days, pet owners and animal lovers have been asked to take note.

Geraldine Nardonne, chairperson of the Limerick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) says pet owners should ensure their creatures have access to clean, fresh, cold water.

She added: “Be careful of locking them in cars, because obviously the cars get very hot.”

Ms Nardonne also encouraged the public to be extra vigilant in looking out for horses who may be struggling in the record temperatures - and perhaps leave a bucket of water for them.

“The horses are the ones we are most worried about. There is no water in the fields - no containers, no water. Also, they have no shelter: they are in an open field, so they have no place to go to hide away from the sun,” she explained.

The Limerick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be doing their own patrols, but would appreciate the public’s help.

If you come across any animal in distress, or you require support to help your pet, or a horse, please contact their offices at Fr Russell Square, Hyde Road, or telephone 061-415618.