Provide a warm place for pets

Staff Writer

Temperatures are predicted to drop into the low 20s for Christmas Eve and Christmas. It may be the perfect weather for Santa and his reindeer, but dogs are not created to withstand freezing temperatures with no means to get out of the wind and the cold.
"If it is too cold for you outside, it is too cold for your dogs," Neely Bryan, director of the West Point Clay County Animal Shelter, said. "This is going to be the coldest nights so far this year. If you don't want your dogs inside, at the very least provide a place for them to get out of the cold."
Bryan said hay in a doghouse is a great way to help dogs keep warm. Place the door toward the south. The wind coming from the north can be bitterly cold.