Excessive Heat Warning Begins Tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Tucson from 11 a.m. tomorrow through 7 p.m. Thursday. The very hot temperatures (110-115 degrees) will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illness for those working or exercising outdoors during the daytime. The heat also could create problems for those without access to adequate air conditioning.

The hottest temperatures will occur Monday through Thursday.

Pima Animal Care Reacts to Heat

Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is taking multiple emergency measures, including waiving adoption fees adoption fees for all adult dogs, to safeguard the health of the dogs housed in PACC’s tent. Adoption fees will be waived through next Wednesday on all dogs at least 6 months old ($17 license fee still applies).

PACC staff at 4000 N. Silverbell Road will be installing fans and portable air conditioning units in the tent and moving dogs susceptible to heat exhaustion inside the main shelter indoors.