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Friday, January 3, 2014

Don't Leave Pets Outside In These Frigid Temps

With temperatures dipping below minus 30, it's best to stay inside, and the same goes for your pet. 

The Executive Director of the New Brunswick SPCA Hilary Howes tells CHSJ News leaving an animal outside in these extreme temperatures is cruel. He says most animals simply aren't built for this type of weather, and even huskies can become hypothermic in these conditions.

If you see a pet left outside he asks you to not try and rescue it yourself, but to instead call their emergency number: 1-877-722-1522. Once the call is made they dispatch an animal protection officer to go and investigate the complaint.

Howes says their phones were so busy yesterday they had a backlog of calls waiting which he tells us doesn't happen very often.