On Wednesday (July 24) Chill Factore, opened its doors to pooches seeking some respite from the scorching summer sun.
This year’s heatwave has seen dogs suffering in the high temperatures, with the RSPCA launching appeals warning dog owners to keep their pets off the hot pavements and reminding them of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars (are people seriously still doing this?).
Thankfully, the big-hearted people at Manchester’s Chill Factore decided to once again transform part of the indoor snowcentre into a “Doggie Chill Zone”, where dogs were able to cool off with an afternoon of fun in the snow.
Dog owner and Chill Factore CEO, Morwenna Angove said:
“We were pleased to be able to offer a cool haven for our four-legged friends in and around Manchester.
“Quite often a pet is also considered part of the family, so by opening Chill Factore to dogs too, we provided a destination that really did welcome every member of the family.”
Chill Factore also invited guests to make a £5 donation to Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home for every dog that attended.
Explaining why dogs need to keep cool on hot days, Steve Mapley, Home Manager from Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home said:
“Unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat through their skin, so they rely on panting and releasing heat through their paws and pads.
“Once a dog shows signs of heatstroke the damage is already done so it’s important to prevent this and keep them cool.”
Kept at a cool -3 to -5 degrees, Chill Factore was the paw-fect place for furry friends to take a break from the heat.
Also published on Medium.