Protecting Pets in Harsh Winter Conditions

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Just like you’ll need to bundle up in the cold temperatures, your pets will be feeling winters chill as well.

The executive director of the Animal Shelter Society said if you are leaving your pets outdoors in cold weather you need to make sure they have a place to get warm.

The wind, low temperatures and precipitation their advice is to find a way to bring them inside.

“Even if it’s putting their house or shelter in your garage or in your basement. The cold temperatures with some of the winds we’re going to be having it’s just too cold for them to be out,” said Jody Murray Animal Shelter Executive Director.

If you are leaving your animal outdoors make sure they have a place to go get warm. He suggests you put hay or straw in their shelter to better protect them from the harsh temperatures.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.