Queensland is known for its extreme weather – blistering heat, tropical cyclones and booming thunderstorms. This can be extremely frightening and disorientating for your furry friend.
Georgia Taylor, 21, keeps her cavoodle Lucy inside during storms. Picture: Tara Croser Source: News Limited
Animal Emergency Service (AES) offers to take in any lost pests and help track down their owners. AES Director and veterinary specialist Rob Webster stressed the importance of getting lost pets to a place where they are provided with a warm bed, food and first aid.
“I’d like to encourage people to bring lost pets to us when we are open outside normal business hours. There is no fee for dropping off a lost pet or injured wild animal,” he said.
“They are safe when they get to us, whereas on the streets they are at high risk of vehicle trauma, ticks, snakes and other animals.
“We don’t release pets to people without ID, and work closely with council and RSPCA to get everyone back to their families. We are one of the few places people can bring lost pets out of hours, especially if injured.”
Article originally posted as ‘Vets share tips on how to calm your dog during storms’
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