pets-in-cold-weather

Dogs might seem to have more fun in the cold than people do, but long term exposure can be dangerous for them.  Betsy Larson owns a small dog, a Pomeranian named Chester.  She says, “I don’t want to stand outside in the cold for 30 minutes.  I wouldn’t make my dog do it unless we were outside doing something and having fun.”  The Humane Care for Animals Act was amended in August to include a line that says no cat or dog owner can leave their pet in extreme heat or cold to the extent that the animal is injured or killed.  The law took effect at the start of 2016.

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