5 Things to Know: July 5, 2017

Posted at 5:57 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 07:57:44-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here's what you need to know today, Wednesday July 5.

1. Busy day at animal shelters
The day after the 4th of July is the busiest day for shelters. The neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor is adding a pet directory for pet owners. You can register your pets on the site and add photos and details. This can help you reunite with your animal if it goes missing.

2. Colorado groups urge governor to sign onto U.S. Climate Alliance
Leading environmental and social justice groups will deliver a petition to state officials Wednesday representing over 100,000 Coloradans. The groups call on Hickenlooper to sign onto the U.S. Climate Alliance, joining 12 other state governors.

3. Even hotter today
For Wednesday and Thursday highs will mostly be in the mid to upper 90s with sunny skies.

4. Fire danger remains high
Fire danger will remain very high over the mountains and western valleys again this week. June has been a dry month across Colorado and the trees and grasses have dried out considerably.  Be very careful with burnable materials this weekend.

5. Stolen service dog reunited with Colorado man
Eero Kanerva of Loveland will be reunited with his service dog after more than two weeks. Kanerva claims that a California woman on vacation in Colorado stole his dog, Susi. The dog was found on a California beach Saturday.