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Humane society: Keep your pets out of the cold

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is urging you to keep your pets out of the bitter cold.

The humane society says it is too cold for any animal to be outside for any length of time, and pets should be kept in a warm place.

They offer these tips:

-Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm. Dogs can easily become lost. Make sure your dog always wears ID tags.

-Don't leave your pet inside the car. The warm temperatures inside your vehicle don't stick around for very long once the engine is off; and, your car can act as a refrigerator.

-If you see a pet being left outside please contact animal control or law enforcement.

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