It’s a snowy, white world out there for half of the United States. Hopefully everyone is taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from the harsh winter elements. And hopefully our furry friends are included in the definition of “loved ones”.
Animal neglect is considered a misdemeanor in all 50 states and Washington D.C., and in several states, those charges jump to a felony if the animal dies (source). All legal consequences aside – leaving an animal outside when it’s this cold is just plain cruel and awful. So, PLEASE – protect those who cannot protect themselves. The Humane Society has some great tips on how to protect your pets from extreme outdoor temperatures.
Our pets trust us to keep them happy and safe – and that means being INSIDE with you!