WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - If you think it's too cold to be outside for more than a few minutes, imagine how your pet feels being left in the yard all day. }}" />

   
 
 
Bring Your Pets Inside During Extremely Cold Weather

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 1/6/2014

If you think it's too cold to be outside for more than a few minutes, imagine how your pet feels being left in the yard all day. The Humane Society of Richland County urges dog and cat owners to keep them warm, and alive. Humane Agent Missy Houghton says even furry pets can get frostbite and hypothermia in a short time in weather like this. If they must be left outside, provide them with adequate shelter in a dog house with hay or wood chips to lie on, and food and water. Otherwise, bring them inside. The Humane Society has received calls from neighbors of pet owners who are leaving their animals outside, and will investigate each report. If your pet is removed from your property and taken to the shelter, you will likely be given a summons to appear in court on an animal cruelty charge.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The U-S 30 reconstruction project is alive and well, just delayed, due to higher than expected costs. Full Story
Image1 A Reynoldsburg couple was killed as a result of a two- vehicle accident at 12:35 p.m. Friday on State Route 4 at the intersection of Brokensword Road in Crawford County. Full Story
 
Image1 Kingwood Center held their annual "Great Pumpkin Glow" event, bringing family fun to Kingwood Center. Full Story
Image1 Richland Carrousel Park helped celebrate the coming of Halloween by running the carousel backwards. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Richland Carrousel Runs Backwards for Seasonal Celebration

Redemption Comes In the Form of Faith-Based Treatment

Many Shades of Pink Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer

Annual Collection Helps Recycle Household Waste

More News