QUINCY (WGEM News) -- Quincy Humane Society workers are reminding you to keep your pets in mind as hot temperatures continue in the coming weeks and months in the Tri-States.
Quincy Humane Society Community Relations Director Pilar Brumbaugh said it's important to make sure your pets have access to shade to cool off when they're outside.
Brumbaugh said when it's super hot, the best place for pets to be is always inside.
She said to make sure they have the essentials like water, food and shade.
If you're hot, she said your dogs are likely hotter.
"We know they're covered in hair, or fur," Brumbaugh said, "so it's really important that we are being mindful of the environment that they are in making sure that they have plenty of water and food of course but also adequate shelter for the temperatures."
She said it's important to think about pavement and asphalt temperatures, too.
Before you take your pet on a walk, put your hand on the surface for five seconds. If it starts to burn, then it's too hot for your pets' paws.