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Weber County Animal Shelter works to protect animals after 89-degree temp photo

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Law enforcement in Weber County is putting their green thumb to good use to help keep the Weber County Animal Shelter cool. (Photo: KUTV)

Law enforcement in Weber County is putting their green thumb to use to help keep the Weber County Animal Shelter stay cool.

Animal advocates became concerned about the conditions of the animal shelter after a viral photo on Facebook showed temperatures reaching 89 degrees inside a room.

The Weber County Sheriff's Office is having the shelter's cooling system inspected, as well as planting trees outside. Each kennel has also been equipped with its own indoor temperature gauge.

Michelle Holbrook, a volunteer with Hope’s Rescue, told 2News in July, that several community members reached out to the organization after noticing the hot conditions.

"It's been unbearably hot,” Holbrook said. "I've had community members and other rescue members reach out to me saying that they had gone in there to adopt dogs and the temperatures in there were unbearable for them.”

"Maybe a human would like to go sit in that kennel wearing a fur coat and see how long it is 'til they pass out,” she said.

Property managers went through the building in July and checked every room with an infa-red laser thermometer. They told 2News they could not find a room that reached 89 degrees, like in the picture.