From: Hannibal Police Department

Date: June 30, 2011

Phone: 573-221-0987      Fax: 573-221-3966

Contact: Lt. Kathy Davis

The Hannibal Police Department would like to remind the public to provide extra care for their animals as we are going into a holiday weekend as well as hot weather. Residents should always make sure their animal has food water and shelter. If they are an outside animal they should have access to shade if possible. When travelling with a pet always remember they need food and water and never leave an animal unattended in a car even for a short period of time. Studies have shown that animals left in a car when it is just above 70 degrees outside; the temperature inside the car can soar to over 100 degrees in minutes. Animals left in a hot car can suffer severe injuries in just a short amount of time. Our Animal control officers step up patrol at this time of the year looking for animals that may be neglected by their owners. The Hannibal Police Department requests that members of the public be responsible pet owners. Make sure you pets are well cared for and if you notice neglected animals please contact the Hannibal Police Department at 573-221-0987.