Preparation is key for pets and people as ‘true arctic front’ arrives | Local News

With a single-digit forecast on the horizon, Owensboro Humane Society Manager James Robinson spent Monday preparing to bring inside about 100 dogs inside. Robinson said area pet owners need to get their pets indoors this week, if possible, because “no amount of hay, blankets or heat lamps” can protect against the subzero wind chills that…

Expected cold poses dangers to pets | News, Sports, Jobs

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO With wind chills projected to hit between 40 and 50 below zero this week, humans, as well as pets, need to limit time outdoors. With windchills expected between 40 and 50 below zero this week, frostbite can set in within a matter of minutes. In this frigid weather, pets need extra care to…

Let’s All Confess What Names We Really Use To Call Our Pets

The response the Tweet got has been hilarious. Now, if you listen to the show, then you might be familiar with my cats, specifically Junior and Penny. This is Junior: But I don’t always call him Junior, actually, Junior is probably the last thing I call him by. He goes by these other names: Angel…

HPD issues warning on cold weather and pets

HPD issues warning on cold weather and pets HANNIBAL, Mo. —  As the temperatures continue to drop over the next few days, the Hannibal Police Department reminds pet owners about the dangers of cold weather. If it’s too cold for you to spend much time outside, then it’s probably too cold for your cats and…

Pet(s) of the week: Meet Lucky and Tina | Pets

Tina and Lucky are two-year-old guinea pigs looking for a forever home! This adorable pair does live together, but they don’t necessarily need to be adopted together – if you’re only looking for one guinea pig, or if you just want a buddy for your guinea pig at home, please consider Lucky or Tina! They…

Pet owners beware: Don’t kiss that hedgehog

Beware the hedgehog, for it may give you salmonella. Pet hedgehogs have sickened two Minnesotans and nine others nationwide in an outbreak reported last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cases prompted federal health officials to warn pet owners that they should use caution in handling the bristly mammals…

Don’t forget to bring pets inside during dangerous arctic cold

Lonely Australian shepherd puppy freezing on the street while snowing. Portrait of unhappy dog outside in cold winter snow. (courtesy: Getty) Lonely Australian shepherd puppy freezing on the street while snowing. Portrait of unhappy dog outside in cold winter snow. (courtesy: Getty) CLEVELAND–  A very important reminder as dangerously cold weather is set to move…

Sub-zero temperatures can be life-threatening for pets: Tips from local veterinarians

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northeast Ohioans are expected to endure the coldest temperatures so far this winter later this week, which means residents will be warming their cars up earlier, wearing a few more layers and spending even less time outside. But what about our four-legged companions who have to brave the outdoors to get exercise…

Pet Corner: Captain Fluffy

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Name: Captain FluffyLocation: Springfield Dakin Humane SocietyBreed: Mini-lop rabbitGender: FemaleAge: 6 monthsColor: White Pretty Captain Fluffy has been waiting for a home for a few months now, so we hope she’ll find one soon! We’re adopting her…