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Cheyenne Animal Shelter has cold weather tips for pets

The outside of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Wednesday afternoon.
The outside of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Wednesday afternoon.(Will Thomas)
Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 3:57 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s really starting to feel like winter in the Cowboy State. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter reminds residents that animals are just like humans, each has its own tolerance to the cold.

Keeping food, shelter and water around when your pets are outside is important, and it’s also important not to keep your pets outside for long periods of time. Something you might want to keep in mind, is that animals might be seeking shelter in the warmth of your vehicle.

“A lot of animals will seek shelter in those nice warm places like your car engine. Beat on your car hood before starting the engine, honk a few times, these are things that will help scare animals out from inside,” said Cheyenne Animal Shelter marketing director, Ashley Christiansen.

Christiansen also said the two malnourished dogs, Karma and Kru, that the Cheyenne Animal Shelter took in a few weeks ago, are doing much better. She said helping local animals is about them doing their best for the community.

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is also giving you a chance to get Santa Claus pictures with your pets this Saturday Nov. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the event, you can go to the event page here.

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