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Hard freeze poses danger to pets

By LeiLani Golden -

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Monday night's hard freeze could put your pet in danger.

If your pet normally stays outdoors, Humane Society leaders urge you to bring them indoors. If your animal must stay outside, make sure you provide enough supplies to help them survive the freezing temperatures.

"Provide them a sweater, some warm bedding, and you could even use straw, blankets, but preferably they need to be inside," said Donna Strickland, of the Albany Humane Society. "And we want to remind people too that if you leave your animals chained up outside and don't provide for them, that is intentional neglect. If your animal suffers frostbite, loses a limb, or even worse, dies, you can be charged felony animal cruelty."

Strickland also says the cold weather increases the chance of animals suffering from antifreeze poisoning.

Be careful when filling your car, and make sure to clean up any spills to keep animals safe.

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