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Cold temperatures are dangerous for animals left outside

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Elkhart County Humane Society reminded residents the dangers of cold temperatures and the pets stuck outside.

The temperatures have been deadly for pets left out in the cold.

“We walk outside and we know obviously it's very cold. Cats and dogs aren't much different than us, it's cold outside for them too. With dogs, some breeds are made for the cold. They are handling the cold a lot better than others, a short haired dog may need a sweater or something, but if you've got a long-haired dog, that's a working dog like a Great Pyrenees, they are made for this weather,” said Janet Graham of the Elkhart Humane Society.

Graham also stated that cats can manage outside better than dogs, as long as they have the appropriate shelter with food and water that isn’t frozen.

The Humane Society is offering an 50 percent off adoption special until Feburary.

This special will allow you to adopt a cat for $40 and a dog for $85.

If you see an animal left outside, call your local animal control agency.

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