Spring officially begins on Thursday and one city is thinking ahead to warmer temperatures.
Greenville Animal Control says Wal-Mart has donated 50 five-gallon water pails in anticipation of calls about heat-related issues involving animals in the summer.
The water pails will be given to people who are having financial difficulty. They're made of durable plastic with a strong reinforced ring around the top to prevent cracking in the heat.
"Our philosophy is just because someone is down on their luck and having financial difficulty, doesn't mean we cannot step in and give people a hand up," said Animal Control Director Tim Langley. "We know people love their animals! This is a way for people to continue to keep their beloved pet and be within the scope of the law."
Langley has also applied through Wal-Mart Charities for a $5,000.00 grant. This grant will be used to purchase dog houses and other animal products in an effort to help reduce animal cruelty.
For more information about how you can obtain a water pail for your dog, contact Langley at firstname.lastname@example.org.