When the temperatures soar to triple digits, humans go for air-conditioning, cold beverages or a splash of cold water. Marie Sklaad with the Michigan Humane Society reminds pet owners, though, that animals can't cool themselves off. They need help. All pet owners, she says, need to make sure that a few things are in order to keep their critters cool like a constant supply of fresh cold water and an area of shade. Every year, sklaad says, she hears about animals perishing because they are locked inside cars during the hot weather.