Pets need protection during cold weather

Animal advocates offer advice to keep pets safe during freezing temperatures. Adequate shelter, fresh water and high-quality food are important. Winter also brings other threats like rat poison, antifreeze and parasites.

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February 11, 2021 - 10:14 AM

Pets should not be left outside during this cold spell without adequate shelter for any longer than necessary, local animal advocates say. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

The bitter cold weather this week is tough on all animals, two- and four-legged, but it’s especially dangerous for pets who rely on their human counterparts for protection.

Local animal advocates shared their advice and experience when it comes to keeping furry critters safe during the cold snap. 

Temperatures were expected to remain in the teens through the week, dropping to single digits this weekend with lows reaching the negative teens.

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