Hannibal Police stepping up patrol for animal neglect

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With the increased temperatures and high humidity, pets are at risk of heat related health issues.

Dogs and cats can become dehydrated quickly so be sure to provide plenty of fresh, clean water.

Your pet should have a shady place to escape the sun.

Don't let your pet linger on hot asphalt - the hot surface can burn their paw pads.

On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time - even if the windows are open.

Never leave your pets in a vehicle. Heatstroke can develop that can be fatal.

HPD Community Service Officers announced in a press release Monday morning that they will step up patrol for neglected animals.

If you notice neglected animals, please contact the HPD immediately at 573-221-0987.

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