Henry County’s ‘Operation Cool Down’ heating up

Henry County Animal Care & Control is stepping up patrols to be on the lookout for pets left in hot cars in the sixth year of its “Operation Cool Down” initiative.

Any animal that is found unattended in a vehicle and in distress will be removed from that vehicle by officers by whatever means necessary, as permitted under a Henry County ordinance. Violators of the ordinance may face fines up to $1,000 or 60 days in jail. Officials have reported that calls regarding unattended pets in cars have been reduced a little each year since the program was created.

Information: www.hcacc.org.