With temperatures forecasted to drop below zero, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center wants to remind families to think of their furry family members this winter season.
Here are some tips and reminders to help pet owners keep their animals safe and healthy:
- Cats and dogs need protection from the cold, wet winters. Most dogs, and all cats, are safer indoors.
- Don’t let their drinking water freeze. Use plastic food and water bowls rather than metal; the pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to metal.
- Antifreeze tastes good to pets, but it is a deadly poison. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach.
- Chemicals used to melt snow and ice are irritating to paws. Wipe paws with a damp towel to prevent pets from licking them and irritating his/her mouth.
- More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so please make sure yours always has its license on its collar.
Citizens may report suspected animal neglect by calling 898-4457 or emailing email@example.com .
Remember, dog licenses are on sale through January 31st, 2014 at multiple locations throughout Montgomery County including the Animal Resource Center and the Auditor’s Office. For more information on pet safety and license sales, visit the ARC online at www.mcohio.org/animalshelter.