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Dog Days Too Hot for Easton Shelter Pups

EASTON, Conn. – Rosie and Max had their tongues hanging out the sides of their mouths Friday as they huffed and puffed through a summer day that felt like more than 100 degrees.

Rosie and Max live at the Easton Animal Shelter, which is currently located at 13 Westport Road. The two took turns splashing in the baby swimming pool donated for the dogs to cool off in.

Rosie , a Staffordshire terrier-pit bull mix, is about 1 year old and very playful. Animal Control found her about six months ago and she has been at the kennel ever since.

Max is a 6-year-old English short-haired mastiff who has been at the shelter for a week.

Those wishing to adopt Rosie or Max can call (203) 268-9172 or visit the shelter. To adopt, an application must be filled out. There is a $5 fee for altered pets and a $50 fee for non-altered pets. Those adopting a non-altered pet will receive a voucher to get it spayed or neutered.

The new animal shelter located on Morehouse Road is expected to be completed within 30 to 60 days, Chris Collins from Carlson Construction told the Board of Selectmen Thursday night. A detailed work schedule will be available on Tuesday, said First Selectman Thomas Herrmann.

The heat is exected to continue this weekend, with a high near 93 Saturday and 86 Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Saturday, Saturday night and before noon on Sunday. Monday is expected to be cooler, with a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms after noon and a high near 81.

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