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Protect your pets during cold snap

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Let's not forget about our pets during this cold snap. The Humane Society of America says wind chill can threaten a pet's life. The animals are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia when outdoors during extreme cold snaps.

The Humane Society is out with some tips to help you keep your pets safe. News Three is on your side sharing them with you:

If for some reason your dog has to be outside, it should be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down comfortably, but small enough to hold his or her body heat.

The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw.

The house should be turned to face away from the wind..

The doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

The humane society adds the safest place for your pet during this frigid cold is indoors.

Teresa Whitaker

In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL. More>>

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