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Keep animals safe in Winter Storms

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Animal lovers want to be sure their pets are safe in storms. SERVPRO of Lowell brings these tips from the Red Cross and others to keep your four-legged friends happy and well.

Protect Your Pets from Winter storms:

- Sight and scent cues are harder to keep in the winter, so make sure your pets have tags, chips, or other identification

- More dogs are lost during the winter than any other season so do not let your dog’s off the leash in a storm

- If there is a storm or it is cold, keep the pets indoors

- Clean up antifreeze as it can be fatal to mammals that drink it

- Let your dogs' coats grow in the winter

- When your pets come in from winter weather, wipe off the paws, legs, and stomach to get rid of salt, ice, and dangerous chemicals

- Make sure that outdoor enclosures are insulated and away from the wind

- Do not let ice or snow drifts block access to shelter, food or water

- Older animals (like older people) are more sensitive to cold and damp than younger ones

- When you prepare your own emergency kit, prepare ones for the animals

- If you evacuate, bring pets because you don't know how long you will be gone

- Arrange for the safety of larger animals that can't come indoors

- Shelters have to allow service animals, but not pets

- Check ahead of time which shelters or motels allow pets

If storm damage hits your Lowell Area home, call SERVPRO of Lowell, MA 24/7. We will repair your home “Like it never even happened.”

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