Rising temperatures increase neglect calls for animal control of - CBS46 News

Rising temperatures increase neglect calls for animal control officers

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FULTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Animal control officers say whether temperatures are freezing or sweltering, their days are much busier when it's hot and humid like it's been outside in Atlanta.

CBS46 tagged along with Fulton County Animal Services officer Nick Walton as he responded to a variety of calls. Walton says it's not just dogs left alone in hot cars. He spends his days responding to calls in the heat.

"Whenever it's this hot, tethering calls increase, abandonment calls increase, stray loose dogs may increase," said Walton.

Walton rescued a black, mixed-breed stray found wandering around on Lanier Street as our cameras were rolling. The dog appeared healthy and well fid.

If you'd like to adopt him call Fulton County Animal Services.

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