This El Paso heat has been brutal this summer. People are sweating like crazy. Splash parks and pools are full because everyone is just trying to stay cool. Not only does it affect us humans, but poor animals all over the area are also trying to keep cool.

Those pets lucky enough to have good owners are probably keeping cool, but one Horizon resident shared a photo on Facebook that should really make you think about a poor animal you constantly see on the streets.

As you can see in the photo, even birds are exhausted from this heat and were caught desperately trying to stay cool in the shade. Sara Macias snapped this photo of the tired group of birds all huddled together in the shadow of a tree. While this photo is pretty fun to stare out, I can't help but feel a little bad for those "rats with wings" trying to keep cool. Remember to help any animals you see attempting to stay cool in this heat, even if it is a bird attempting to enjoy a day under a shady tree.

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