As the temperatures prepare to plummet into the teens on Thursday, people need to prepare their pets for the cold weather. Animal Services supervisor Joseph Pacheco said preparations are basic common sense.
Make sure the pet has adequate shelter. The standard dog houses are a start, but Pacheco believes that additional insulation is important on the coldest days. He recommends straw or hay which can be obtained from stores like Tractor Supply. The bales can be broken apart to create a bed or blankets also work.
Bedding may need to be replaced if it gets wet.