Cold Weather Alert Issued for Pets

RAYBURN – Orphans of the Storm animal shelter has issued a cold weather alert. With temperatures into the single digits, it’s time to bring your outside pet inside. When the temperatures are frigid, keep them in a cooler area such as the basement or garage to avoid extreme temperature changes.

By law, animals cannot be tied outside for more than 30 minutes when it is colder than 32 degrees. Penalties for animal neglect include a fine, or jail time up to 12 months.