Hot weather: look after our four legged community members

The weather forecast is looking good this weekend.

But please remember to take care of our four legged community members….

Follow these tips to keep your dog happy and healthy when on car journeys:

  • Think twice about any car trips with your dog – avoid congested roads or busy times of day when they could overheat in the car if you are caught up in traffic
  • If driving with your dog plan your journey considering cooler times of the day and places to take breaks
  • Keep windows open when driving with a dog in your car whilst ensuring they are safely restrained using a car harness, a travel crate or dog-guard.
  • Make sure you have a healthy supply of fresh water or know where you can stop off on route for water breaks.

If you see a dog in distress in a parked car, please call the police on 999

For further information, help and advice please go to