Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-06-15 02:36:53 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — It is important to keep our pets safe as the scorching temperatures choke the valley. So it raises the question, what would you do if you saw an animal suffering in a backyard or a car?
“If you’re worried about animal health, first check for shade and water and then contact animal care. That’s the best thing you can do,” said Metro spokesman Larry. Hadfield said. “If you need to take life-changing actions, be sure to call the police for any property damage. If it’s breaking the window to save the dog’s life, it’s up to you. “
8 News Now we have seen how well the animal management services are deployed across the valley.
Metro has one detective in its animal cruelty unit, but soon hires a second.
In North Las Vegas, the Animal Conservation Services Unit has five police officers. Executive Officer Alex Quevas explains:
“Each officer responds to a request for service. Enforcement measures range from warnings, citations, and even possession of animals from their owners.” Prison time is also possible.
If you witness animal cruelty, call North Las Vegas Animal Conservation Services (702) 633-9111.
In Henderson, there are usually one or two animal managers on site each day, and in Boulder City there are three.
No matter how many police officers you have, the signs to watch out for are the same.
“When it comes to dogs, one of the things people need to be aware of is intense gasping, a laughing tongue, and glossy, out-of-focus eyes,” Cuevas shared.
You can access the Las Vegas City Animal Care Agency (702) 229-6444.