Dog suffering from excessive heat rescued in Catoosa

Catoosa Animal Control rescues dog suffering from heat damage

Tulsa, Okla. — QUICK FACTS:

  • A dog named Reggie is recovering after a group effort to help him after excessive heat Wednesday.

UPDATE: Adopted!! Looking for my parents!!! If this is your dog, please come by Animal Control at 421 S Cherokee or...

Posted by City of Catoosa Animal Control on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Catoosa animal control says the dog was found in the Verdigris area- outside of their jurisdiction. They say they normally don't respond to dogs in the area but say because it was brought to their attention and the dog appeared to be having a heat stroke, they couldn't turn him away.
  • Animal control officers quickly noticed the signs including heavy panting, hot to the touch, red skin, dark tongue, lethargic and uncoordinated. They rushed him to a veterinarian at the Catoosa Small Animal Hospital where his temperature was 107.7 degrees.
  • They say the issue, Reggie didn't have an owner. No collar or microchip to identify him and reach out to the family. They decided to move forward and care for the dog anyway.
  • It took nearly 40 minutes until they were able to finally drop the dog's temperature to 103 degrees.
  • Doctors say it's another reminder to make sure your dog is cool with excessive heat this summer and to make sure they have water, shade and shelter.

With all that has happened today we thought we would share this with you guys. The dog we had brought in had four of these symptoms... rapid panting, weakness, bright red tongue and thick/sticky saliva.

Posted by City of Catoosa Animal Control on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Animal control officers now have the dog and want to find the owner. He will be available for adoption Tuesday if an owner does not come forward.

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