ASPCA tells how to keep pets safe in blizzard

January 26, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The ASPCA is offering common sense tips on how to protect your pet during the blizzard. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas
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If a blizzard is bad for us humans, imagine how your pet pooch feels! The ASPCA is urging pet owners to take special precautions during and after Winter Storm Juno.

The ASPCA has issued a list of tips on how pet owners should handle the snow storm.

Here are the highlights:

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  • Pets should stay indoors as much as possible during winter months, but this is especially true in a snow storm. Bring them inside the house immediately, and limit their time outside for brief bathroom trips through the duration of the storm.
  • When they do go out, make sure they’re prepared. Depending on their breed, coat thickness and size, your pet may need a coat. If they have sensitive paws, make sure they’re wearing booties. And always walk them with their leash, collar and ID tag.
  • Once you’ve brought them back inside after their walk, clean them off. Make sure to towel dry the pet right away, paying special attention to their paws, paw pads and the spaces between their toes. Winterwalkscan turn dangerous quickly if chemicals from ice-meltingagents are licked off legs and paws.
  • If you see a pet in distress, report it. Call 311. If you see animal cruelty in progress, call 911.

For more information on how to help protect pets, visit



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