The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) would like to remind
you that pets need special care during the cold winter
months. Dogs and cats should be inside when the temperature
drops. If your dog is outside, it must be protected by a dry,
draft-free doghouse. Windchills can be especially difficult
for animals and can threaten their life.
Make sure that pets who are outside have water that isn't frozen
and is in plastic bowls, as metal ones can get very
cold and their tongues can stick and freeze to it. Wipe
your animals paws after they've been outside to remove the salt and
other chemicals they may come in contact with which can irritate
them. Be especially careful with antifreeze as it is a deadly
poison but has a sweet taste which attracts animals.Watch for
frostbite on their ears and other areas. For more information
and tips, please contact the shelter at 483-6700.