Frigid Winter Pet Care
Bring your outside pet inside when the temperatures are frigid, keep them in a cooler area such as the basement or garage to avoid extreme temperature changes.
By law, animals cannot be tied outside for more than 30 minutes when it is colder than 32 degrees.Penalties for animal neglect include a fine, or jail time up to 12 months.For more information on this law, click here!
If you see an animal at risk, contact your local police, or state police. Remember that the animals are counting on you!
* Keep your indoor pets safe by not leaving them outside for extended periods of time when the temperature drops below freezing. Sweaters not only look cute, but also help keep shorthaired dogs comfortable during outdoor jaunts. Wipe feet with a damp towel every time after coming in from outdoors to remove harmful salt.
* Before you start your car, bang on the hood to scare away cats or small wildlife that may have crawled up under the hood to keep warm. Also check your tires in case a feline is napping on top!
* Wipe up any spills of antifreeze, which is a deadly poison. The sweet taste attracts animals and children. Better yet, use antifreeze-coolant made with propylene glycol; if swallowed in small amounts, it will not hurt pets, wildlife, or people.