Fulton County Animal Services Encourages Residents to Keep Their Pets Safe | Print |

Fulton County Animal Services encourages all residents to bring their pets inside their homes as inclement winter weather approaches the County.   They say it is especially necessary to bring pets inside during subfreezing temperatures.   Animal Control officials say how well a pet tolerates cold weather varies based on their coat, body fat stored, activity level and health.   Those residents who are unable to bring their pets inside should follow the tips below for keeping them safe during inclement weather:

•  Shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather
•  Make sure your pet has unlimited access to fresh, non-frozen water (by changing the water frequently)
•  Pets should have access to clean fresh food  
•  Pets should be able to lie down comfortably in a sheltered area      
•  The shelter should be off of the ground to minimize heat loss into the ground  
•  Bedding should be thick, dry and changed regularly to provide a warm, dry environment (Fulton County Animal Services recommends using straw)  

During winter weather cats seek warm places like under car hoods to stay warm.   Residents are encouraged to bang loudly on their hoods before starting their vehicles. For more information about keeping your animals safe during inclement weather contact Fulton County Animal Services at (404) 613-0358.

For Fulton County severe weather information, please visit our website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or follow us on Facebook at Fulton County On Facebook or Twitter at http://twitter.com/FultonInfo.   If you are a Fulton County resident and a Comcast customer, tune to Channel 23 for up to date information.   If you are a City of Atlanta Resident tune to Channel 21.


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