A heat advisory remains in effect for all of western Kentucky through 8 p.m. Saturday and it’s important to take extra care of any outdoor pets during this extreme heat.
High temperatures in the lower to mid-90’s will combine with humidity to make it feel like 105 to 110 degrees and conditions will quickly become dangerous to anyone spending significant time outdoors.
Drink plenty of fluids and take frequent breaks in a shady area or in an air conditioned building if you must work outside. Check on the elderly, those without air conditioning and monitor the very young who are more susceptible to heat illness.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says if you have cats, dogs or any other animal outside, be sure they have a constant supply of fresh water.
She says check on pets to be sure they are doing okay during the heat of the day.
Never leave a child or animal in a hot car, even for a short period of time, as the temperature can become deadly in a matter of a few minutes.