Gateway Gazette

Cold Weather Pet Concerns

Calgary, AB — With wind chill temperatures dipping into the minus thirties (last month), Calgary Humane Society is reminding pet owners to be cautious with their pets.

It is important to limit your pet’s time outside to short bathroom breaks and walks. The Protection and Investigations department will be busy addressing outdoor sheltering concerns during the cold weather and has already started to see an increase in calls of concern for pets left outside in the cold.

Brad Nichols, Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations cautions; “In this weather, there is no excuse for leaving an animal outside for extended periods. Insulated and heated shelters are the only accepted outdoor accommodation. Dogs, cats and any other animals found outside in these temperatures have a very high likelihood of being seized with the possibility of Animal Protection Act charges being laid against the owner as well.”

(Calgary Humane Society)

Example of a dog experiencing effects of being left outside without adequate shelter.
Example of a dog experiencing effects of being left outside
without adequate shelter.

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