As the arctic cold temperatures continue this week, the local humane society in Colorado Springs, Colo., wants to remind pet owners of some important considerations.
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has been responding to numerous calls regarding animals left out in the cold since Friday. Across all their jurisdictions, which include Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Centennial, and Douglas County, Animal Law Enforcement has already addressed 51 such cases.
“We expect this number to keep increasing due to the extreme cold weather today and tomorrow,” stated Cody Costra, the public relations manager for HSPPR.
Over the weekend, ALE received reports of two instances where dogs were left in cold cars, one in Colorado Springs and another in Pueblo. However, both dogs were found to be in good health and their owners promptly returned to attend to them.
“The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) wants to emphasize the potential dangers that cold weather and wind chill can pose to our furry friends. It is crucial to prioritize their safety by bringing them indoors during these extreme weather conditions. Animal Law Enforcement often receives numerous calls during winter storms, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation in ensuring the well-being of pets in our community,” Costra reminded pet owners.
If you are worried about a pet being neglected or in danger because of the cold weather, HSPPR urges you to contact Animal Law Enforcement right away at 719-302-8798.