Animal Control: Keep New Canaan Pets Safe in Extreme Temperatures

With the cold weather here and no signs of it taking a break anytime soon—and even more snow possible in the near future—New Canaan Animal Control Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt took the opportunity to remind residents about the possibilities of injuries to pets out in the snow.

She gave a number of tips to keep in mind in extremely cold temperatures.
  • Make sure pets with short or no hair are wearing a coat.
  • Keep an eye on your pets' paws. Deicer on the ground can get in the paw and harm them.
  • Connecticut has tether laws in effect that prohibit the tying of animals outside for extended periods. Try to keep outside visits at a maximum of five to ten minutes.
Be sure to check Kleinschmitt's video to hear her rundown and know how to keep your pets safe and toasty when it's cold outside.


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