July 2, 2013
Howey, a one-year-old Terrier mix, keeps cool Friday at one of the pools set by volunteers ahead of the July 4 celebrations at Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Animal Care & Adoption Center. The western U.S. is bracing for a record heat wave this weekend. A strong upper-level ridge of high pressure developing over Southern California will generate torrid temperatures starting Friday, raising fears of heat-related illnesses and wildfires.
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Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom, Erika Gamez said. She should know — she takes care of over 150 at work and five at home.
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