Milpitas library acts as a cooling center for animals

MILPITAS, Calif. (KGO) -- People and their dogs have a place to go in the South Bay if they want to escape the heat.

Santa Clara County libraries will continue to accommodate pets on Friday.

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"It's great. It's very wonderful we're able to. She's still very young," said Matthew Batista, a dog owner.

"It's a health concern throughout the entire county right now so it's nice to be able to do a little something that makes it a little easier for people to get through their day," said Stephen Fitzgerald, from the Milpitas Library:

The cool down centers opened after two people died from heat-related illnesses in Santa Clara County during the heat wave.
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