When it’s freezing outside, pets and other domestic animals require fresh water daily because water bowls freeze.
“Water’s even more important now in cold weather,” Animal Supervisor John Bowman said. “People tend to forget about water in cold weather.”
During the coldest days, it’s a good idea to bring animals in at night. Turn dog house doors toward the south to prevent cold, north winds from entering. Sporting dogs should wear boots when working in the snow and ice to avoid tearing the pads on their feet.
The Animal Shelter, 3428 S. Jenkins Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday, New Year’s Eve, but will be closed on Tuesday, New Year’s Day.