No laughing matter

When it comes to animals it’s no laughing matter.

Please consider how much the cold temperatures affect your dogs and cats and rabbits who are living outside. Just because they have fur does not mean they are not suffering or feeling the effects of low temperatures.

Their extremities such as their ears, eyes, noses, and feet, can easily become frost-bitten. Imagine what it would be like for you to be outside indefinitely without a hat or gloves or other coverings to protect you.

If your dog has to remain outside, please provide a dog house with lots of bedding, and plenty of water.

Water freezes quickly but there are heaters for water bowls and bottles that cost under $20.00. A bargain if it will help to keep your pet from dehydration.

Rabbits that live in outdoor hutches cannot move around enough to stay warm.

It’s not only a miserable existence, it’s life-threatening. Adding extra hay or covering the hutches with blankets to block the wind is not enough. They need to be taken inside, preferably to a heated building.

Please protect your pets from Old Man Winter. They will be happier, healthier, and safer, which every animal deserves.

Sue McGoun

Winfield

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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