Dog dies from heat related injuries Kern Animal Services says

Posted at 10:28 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 20:20:42-04

Kern County Animal Services said Stetson was transferred to the emergency vet this morning after he began having seizures. A difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize him to prevent further suffering. Stetson's poor body couldn't recover from the damage prolonged heat stroke had caused.

Stetson came in Thursday with a severe heat stroke with a core body temperature of almost 106. Animal services staff came together and worked feverishly to try and save Stetson.


They tried to bring his temperature down.


Kern Animal Services says "please, please remember that while it is only 95 degrees outside currently the humidity is high. High humidity and high temperatures are just as dangerous for your pets as a day in the upper 100's. We want to keep every pet safe. Please keep them inside."