Cold Weather can be Dangerous to Pets

Animals

Don’t forget about your animals. Especially with this cold weather.

During this past subzero weekend, Denver Animal Protection responded to a record number of calls reporting pets left outside in dangerous conditions.

This past weekend was the busiest winter weekend Officer Jenna Humphreys has ever experienced, with more than 7 years on the job.

Between Friday and Sunday, officers responded to 101 animal welfare investigations. 62 of those 101 calls were specifically for dogs left out in the elements. And 3 calls reported animals in cars.

Penalties for some extreme cases can include a $999 fine and a year in jail.

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