Valley residents brave the heat at several events

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Organizers for several big events in the Valley had to get creative Saturday afternoon to make sure the heat didn't ruin the fun. (KFSN)

Organizers for several big events in the Valley had to get creative Saturday afternoon to make sure the heat didn't ruin the fun.

When the sun starts to set, these dogs know it's time to play.

"Now that it is getting hot we're trying to come out when it's cooler," said Amalia Romo of Visalia.

That's typically a good plan when coming to Cody Kelly Bark Park in Visalia. But on Saturday, there wasn't a lot of people -- probably because it was so hot.

Earlier in the day, it was even hotter. And keeping animals cool during Super Adoption in East Central Fresno wasn't easy. It's the Valley's biggest animal adoption event of the year. Seventy-six cats and dogs are now with families. So for Nina Tonnu the extra work was worth it.

"I know it's a really warm day, but we're so grateful that so many members of the community came out to support adoptions and members of the pet community here," said Tonnu.

In the South Valley, a free country concert drew a big crowd. Thousands of people gathered at the International Agri-Center in Tulare for JugFest. Great music was plentiful, but shade was scarce. Several people, concert officials said, were treated for heat stroke and other heat-related injuries. Even the artists prepared for the worst.

"It is definitely hot, but I can handle it. I'm from Georgia and it gets humid and hot, so we'll be good. I'm rocking the ponytail and a tank top, so hopefully that keeps me cool enough," said JugFest artist Lauren Alaina.

As the show went on, artists like Big and Rich rocked the stage because a cool show only happens when the band brings the heat.
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