Lake Country This Month

August, 2015

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Lake Country T H I S M O N T H INSIDE PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WAUKESHA, WI PERMIT NO. 3 244449003 245139001 The FREEMAN & ENTERPRISE AUGUST 2015 Coach of the year Page 7 INSIDE: Waukesha County prep football preview section Barbara Eash antiques column Page 5 Charles Auer/Freeman Staff Australian Shepherd Remmy looks up at owner Jose Aguirre following a class at Best Paw Forward Dog Training in the City of Pewaukee. The X's and O's of pet safety By Chris Bennett Special to The Freeman HARTLAND — Your Facebook feed might feature an entry on pet safety as you begin to read this article. Posts listing the dangers of locking a dog or cat in a warm car on a hot day are prolific, and with good reason. No one wants to see an innocent animal suffer, especially when that suffering is pre- ventable. Lisa Schmick is the owner of Best Paw Forward, 1005 Richards Road in Hart- land. Schmick trains dogs for a living, and advises against leaving any pet in a vehicle on a hot day. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the temperature in a parked car on 78- degree day can reach 160 degrees in a matter of minutes, even with the win- dows cracked. Keeping a pet safe in such circum- stances is simple: Don't lock them in a closed car on a hot day. Even cracking the windows is a dubious prospect, because animals are always warmer than humans. Beyond car warnings Hazards are everywhere, and animal safety consists of more than making sure the windows of your car are cracked when temperatures soar. "A lot of people don't know dogs can burn the pads of their paws," Schmick said. "They can get very serious burns on the bottom of their feet if the pave- ment is too hot." See PETS, PAGE 4 Car warnings only a part of keeping pets safe Please call 262-542-2500 for home delivery. Or subscribe online at: The daily Freeman is your source for coverage of local high school sports. Subscribe now as football season kicks off!

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