The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is reminding pet owners to take extra precautions to keep animals safe during extreme cold weather.
When the temperature drops below freezing, pets should not be left outside for extended periods.
Cats, short-coated dogs and puppies are particularly vulnerable in cold temperatures.
Vehicles can also pose a danger to animals in the winter months. Animals should never be left alone in a vehicle during cold weather.
Be aware of cats seeking warmth under vehicle hoods. When the vehicle motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt.
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