July 6, 2012
It's hot. When it gets like this I can't help but think our of favorite four-legged friends -- cats and dogs. Please keep your pets hydrated with plenty of fresh, clean water. Also, if they are outdoors, please make sure they have a shaded area to get a break from the heat. Also, if you can, keep your pets inside when temps get real high. For more pet tips click here.
On another dog-related matter, we are hearing rumors of one dog, maybe two, running free in the town.
Al Carter, with Moore County Animal Control, confirmed there is a dog at large in S.P. and officers from his department have responded to a couple of calls regarding it.
The animal has reportedly been dog aggressive. Carter advised that residents who see a stray animal should report it to the local police or to animal control, or both.
For those worried that the dog could be rabid, Carter said the last confirmed case of rabies in a dog in Moore County occurred in 1997.