Whangarei Leader Pet of the Week

Whangarei Leader Pet of the Week


Hello. Remember me? I'm Cassie and I'm still waiting for you to come and take me home.

Are you an active person, living in town and looking for a family friend and companion, a buddy to go with you as you walk The Loop? Well, I’m Cassie and I’m waiting to meet you. I am a cattle x desexed female, 3 – 4 years old. I have great manners, get on well with other dogs and walk well on a lead. Come on in and say that you’ve come to meet Cassie. Looking for a home without cats.

Dogs in Cars

On a hot day, the temperature inside your car can reach 39°C in 10 minutes. Even in the shade with the windows down, the temperature can rise to a deadly 49°C in 30 minutes. Your dog’s natural cooling process is ineffective in these conditions.

Dogs overheat much more quickly than humans as they cannot sweat like we can, but instead they pant to dissipate heat and cool their body temperature. This is near impossible to do when the air in their immediate environment is thick and hot, as it is in a hot car. Your dog’s normal body temperature is about 38.5°C. Their body can withstand a higher temperature for only a short amount of time before irreversible damage is done.

Whangarei SPCA Adoptions.
143 Kioreroa Road, Whangarei

Open 9 - 4 Monday to Friday, 10 - 3 Weekends.