Taken from Republican American Saturday January 6, 2018
The Connecticut Humane Society cautions dogs do not need to be out long, nor should they be out for long periods in severe winter conditions. “When it gets below freezing [32 degrees] all dogs should be kept inside, “said Dr. Luke Martin, a Cheshire veterinarian. “If it’s uncomfortable for the person, the human being who has a coat on, it’s going to uncomfortable for the dog.” As for cats, they should be inside. “Under no circumstances should pet cats be left outdoors, even if they roam outside during other seasons.” Insists the Humane Society of the United States.
Leave your pets indoors during winter months to keep them safe.
Additional note from JFurs
In addition to being subjected to severe temperatures that can cause frost bite and can harm your pets, they are equally subjected to the dangers of wildlife predators. Food is scarce and cats and dogs are considered a good food source for coyote, fox, raccoon, bobcat and mountain lion. Please keep your pets safe.