Many pet owners take special precautions to care for their animals in hot weather. They put out extra water, trim long coats, and save walks for cooler temperatures. But animal shelters have a whole new set of challenges.
Shreveport marked the 48th day of triple-degree heat this year...and that's a new record. The old one was set in the 1870s. Studies show that prolonged exposure to excess heat and dry conditions can take a toll on mental health.