Don’t forget about your four-legged friends tonight.
With a forecast low of 24 degrees Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service late Thursday morning, Fort Worth-area police are reminding residents that it’s too cold to leave pets outside all night.
“PLEASE bring your pets inside,” said a Grand Prairie Police Department post on social media with a photo of a dog with snow on its face and a caption that read, “Please let me be an indoor dog tonight.”
Grand Prairie police urged residents to call police if they see neglected pets.
Keller police typically post reminders before especially cold nights to “please make sure your pets’ needs are being met.”
“If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them,” Keller’s post said.
We ask everyone to keep an eye open for animals that may be in distress and report those issues to our city customer care center – 817-392-1234.”
Animals that live outdoors should get shelter and extra insulation, such as hay or more blankets, said Tim Morton, a veterinarian who is assistant director of code compliance with the city of Fort Worth. He said that if it’s not possible to bring dogs into the house, at least put them in the garage or laundry room.