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Calvert County Maryland - Public Safety Issues Animal Safety Alert Due to Severe Heat 16 June 2022 ( news )
Calvert County , state Maryland ( By Press Release office)
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The Calvert County Department of Public Safety , Division of Animal Control , has issued an animal safety alert due to high temperatures for Friday , June 17 . Animal owners or custodians are required to provide the following protections while the alert is active .
In addition to providing appropriate protection from the weather , animals must be provided with shelter , water , space and access to shade . The following requirements are also in effect for the duration of the heat advisory:
Dogs with short snouts ( brachiocephalic ) , such as boxers , Shih - Tzus and pugs , and long hair winter breeds , such as huskies , malamutes , and St . Bernards , should have outside time limited to less than 30 minute intervals to prevent overheating .
Animals kept outdoors should be monitored at all times and brought into a temperature - controlled environment if they begin to show signs of distress such as vomiting , diarrhea , excessive drooling , dizziness , disorientation or heavy panting .
Any person in violation of the requirements set forth in this alert may be subject to enforcement , which could include fines up to $1 , 000 or 30 days in jail .
To report concerns , citizens may contact the Animal Control Division at 410 - 535 - 1600 , ext . 2526 , Monday through Friday , 8:30 a . m . to 4:30 p . m . If the office is closed , reports may be made to the non - emergency line at 410 - 535 - 3491 .
Residents are encouraged to stay informed and prepared in the event of an emergency by visiting
www . CalvertCountyMd . gov/BeAwarePrepare
and signing up for Calvert County ALERT to receive timely information about various emergency and non - emergency situations in the county .
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www . CalvertCountyMd . gov
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