Police are urging residents to keep their pets cool and safe amid yet another sustained heat wave this summer. Residents can be seen running with their dogs at Waveny or along South Avenue “and I don’t think they realize how hot that pavement is,” according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department. “It is so unnecessary and dangerous,” she said. “It’s OK the early morning or maybe in the evening If it cooled down, but definitely not in the heat of the day. And dogs don’t cool like we do, so you don’t realize that when a dog is lagging behind, they are saying ‘stop.’ ”
The National Weather Service has plated the area under a Heat Advisory through 8 p.m. Wednesday, saying “hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.”
“A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time,” the organization said.