How Much Sun Can Our Four-Legged Friends Tolerate?

The American Humane organization recommends the following safety tips for keeping your pets healthy and happy during summer months:

  • Never leave your dog in parked car; the temperature inside of a vehicle can quickly become unbearable, even on cool summer days. It is against the law to leave your pet unattended in a hot car in New York state. If you see a pet left in a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately. If you are able to, record the car’s make, model, and license plate, and the time you noticed the pet.
  • Carefully plan exercise and avoid playing during peak heat periods of the day, like midafternoon. Aim for early morning or late evening.
  • If your dog is left outdoors be sure there is fresh water and shade available at all times.
  • Know the signs of heatstroke.  “Signs of heat stroke include excessive panting, dark or bright red tongue and gums, lethargy, stumbling, seizures, bloody diarrhea or vomiting, and coma. If you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, you should seek veterinary treatment as soon as possible.”- American Humane

We applaud all of the dog owners who go out of their way every day to ensure their furry friends are healthy and happy. Unfortunately, some dog owners fail to keep their animals and/or neighbors safe by neglecting to put safety first. If you or a loved one suffered a preventable dog bite injury contact us today, we may be able to help you seek compensation.

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP