As the temperature reached 97 degrees...

Seizures. Delirium. Vomiting. Shallow Breathing. Coma. Heatstroke. Good Samaritan. Ice Water. Frantic Call. Penn Vet. IV Fluids. Full Recovery.

On Sunday as the temperatures reached 97 degrees with a heat index of 110 degrees, a dog named "Joe" collapsed on the street in the Torresdale Section of Philadelphia. A passerby stopped to help and called 1 Love 4 Animals in a desperate move to save the young dog's life. Within 15 minutes, our volunteers made arrangements to have the dog transported to Penn Vet. Doctors worked throughout the night monitoring Joe's brain activity, restoring fluids, and bringing the little street dog back to life.

Joe (pictured here receiving further care at Sugartown Vet Hospital).

And remember - If the temperature outside is 86 degrees, the asphalt is 143 degrees (you can fry an egg at 131 degrees). Please don't run with your dog midday or force him/her to stand on hot asphalt. And NEVER leave your dog in a car during the summer with just the windows cracked! 

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