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Washington County Animal Services has set up a space at the Salvation Army to help pets beat the heat.

PMG FILE: 2019 - Washington County Animal Services has opened a new cooling center for pets in Hillsboro. Washington County has opened an air conditioned and pet-friendly cooling center at the Hillsboro Salvation Army to help furry residents beat the heat.

The facility is located at 1440 S.E. 21st Ave. and will be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Hours of operation for the rest of the week are still being hashed out.

County staff will be on hand to offer support for people with pets during the heat wave. Washington County Animal Services can provide crates, leashes, litter supplies and food and water bowls, says a press release from the county.

The facility is only for domestic animals, not livestock or exotic pets.

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