Now that the winter has arrived, we'e started reaching for our jackets and mitts, but what about our pets?

"The basic rule of thumb is if it's too cold for you, it's probably too cold for your pet too," shared Elizabeth Murphy with the Estevan Humane Society. "They don't wear boots so their paws get cold on ice and snow so you have to be considerate with how long you leave them out. Different breeds of dogs tend to do a little bit better in the colder weather than others so you have to be mindful of that as well."

"Usually short hair dogs just go out for a quick walk and then it's home for them."

"A lot of the times in winter, people are putting out salt and things like that and that can really bother the dog's pads of their feet because the salt kind of gets in there and it stings a bit."

She adds that since the Humane Society is not staffed every day, it is important for people to not simply drop animals off a their door.

"Unfortunately, we did have that happen this year. Luckily the weather hadn't quite turned cold yet and we were in the facility at the time so we found out right away. But unfortunately, someone did leave a whole kennel full of puppies outside our door. And we get the occasional cat dropped off and left outside our door as well."

"We understand that's there's times when you do have to bring your animals to a shelter and we're very understanding about that. We prefer if you come in and talk to us and make sure that the animal is in a nice warm safe spot instead of leaving it outside the door."

She added that they are over capacity with cat right now so during the month of November, all cat adoptions are $99 which includes all vaccinations, de-worming as well as spaying and neutering.


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