February 25, 2021

Let’s Keep Pets Safe

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We are finally in 2021 and let’s start the New Year helping to keep our pets safe in this pandemic.

It’s getting cold outside and it’s important to make sure our furry friends stay warm in the winter months. We don’t want our pets exposed to cold air and the harsh weather like rain, sleet and snow. It can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaky skin.

Make sure our pets are kept indoors and in a safe room. They also need clean water and food. When they need to go out, don’t let them go out too long.

Pay extra attention to your pets’ paws during these cold months. Wipe your pet’s paws when they come in. Ice melts have chemicals which can hurt their paws.

If your pet has a coat or sweater have them wear it, this helps to keep their body heat in.

If you have outside cats make sure they have a place to go in and out of the weather. Cats sometimes curl up inside the car engines when it’s cold. So bang on the hood of the car or honk the horn.

If you see any animal in distress call your Animal Control Officer or call the police. Our pets depend on us, we need to keep them warm and safe.

So let’s make a New Year’s Resolution to always help pets and animals.

Karen Ahern
Rehoboth, MA

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