Hot dogs: Meet four Arlington County canines rescued from the heat

A 13-year-old dog tied to a van was picked up by Arlington County animal control officers at Wakefield High School. The owner did not retrieve her until 10 days later. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

A 13-year-old dog tied to a van was picked up by Arlington County animal control officers at Wakefield High School. The owner did not retrieve her until 10 days later. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

There’s no other way to say it: It’s brutally, dangerously, practically unbearably hot.

Thursday I shared tips on making sure pets don’t suffer in this weather. I illustrated it with a silly photo of my dog, Charlie. Today I’m sharing photos that are anything but silly. They were taken by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and they show some of the dogs they’ve rescued in recent weeks. All are doing fine now.

This is a reminder that dog owners must not leave their pets locked inside hot cars or chained outside without water or a way to escape the heat.

These dogs were left outside without access to adequate shelter or water in the back yard of a south Arlington residence. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

These dogs were left outside without access to adequate shelter or water in the back yard of a south Arlington residence. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

This dog was rescued from a hot car. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

This dog was rescued from a hot car. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

This dog was rescued from a hot car in the Pentagon City Costco parking lot. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

This dog was rescued from a hot car in the Pentagon City Costco parking lot. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

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