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Animal Control urges owners to keep pets inside Wednesday

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Animal control encourages everyone to keep their pets inside Wednesday night.

They say pets can be in danger anytime temperatures drop below freezing.

If pets must remain outside, owners are required to provide them with housing that is rain proof.

Experts also suggest owners put bedding inside a pet's house to keep it warm.

"Straw, Hay, or blankets [are necessary] so that the dog's body heat can help. The body heat spreads out within the structure and keeps the animal warm, and anything that you put in there for padding helps," said Tamara Piercey with Dougherty County Animal Control.

Piercey says the animal's home should be elevated off the ground with a floor and not facing into the wind.

Pet owners also need to make sure their pets water isn't frozen.

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