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Charleston Animal Society: Keep animals safe during cold weather

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Animal Society is warning Lowcountry residents to remain weather conscious as temperatures this week are anticipated to drop under freezing.

Animals might be particularly vulnerable to sickness and harm attributable to extreme weather, and tolerances for cold temperatures differs amongst animals.

Even among the many identical species and breed, animals which might be younger or previous, skinny animals, and/or these with diabetes, coronary heart illness, or kidney illness might not fare in addition to others in cold weather.

To maintain pets safe, consultants suggest protecting pets inside for probably the most half. Walks needs to be stored brief, and a few animals ought to solely be taken out for potty breaks.

Just like sizzling automobiles in the summertime, pets ought to by no means be left alone in cold automobiles during winter. Cars can entice the cold and animals can freeze.

Before beginning a automobile, bang on the hood of the automobile to make sure no outside cats have taken refuge close to the engine.

Stray and outside animals usually search out heat locations, like below the hood of a automobile, so giving them another choice can forestall accidents. Consider placing out containers or containers with entrance holes minimize out and towels or blankets folded up inside.

Antifreeze, usually utilized in winter months, is deadly to cats and canine and needs to be stored out of attain.

If you see an animal left exterior within the cold or in any other case unsafe situations, name an animal shelter or legislation enforcement workplace.