KEEP PETS SAFE FROM BELOW-FREEZING TEMPERATURES
Charleston Animal Society Issues Emergency Cold Weather Alert
(NORTH CHARLESTON | 1.17.2024 ) – Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s later this week and Charleston Animal Society is urging pet owners to take precautions to protect companion animals and livestock.
Exercising in cold weather can catch your pet by surprise, so be sure to moderate outdoor activities. This may include shortening walks for dogs and keeping cats indoors during the coldest hours of the upcoming week.
Pets with certain conditions like diabetes, along with older and very young animals may have difficulty regulating their body temperatures in extreme cold.
CARS & CATS
When it comes to cats, be sure to “make some noise.” A warm vehicle engine can be an appealing heat source for outdoor and feral cats, but it’s deadly. Check underneath your car, bang on the hood, and honk the horn before starting the engine to encourage feline hitchhikers to abandon their roost under the hood.
If you are concerned about an animal you see out in the cold, dont’ hesitate to call your local animal control agency.