Take precautions to keep you and your pet safe during days of extreme cold

Dangerously cold temperatures are expected to last in Minneapolis through Tuesday and a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect Monday night into Tuesday. When it gets this cold, frostbite can happen in just minutes. Folks are encouraged to take special precautions to keep themselves and their pets safe in the coming days.

During cold weather, you should take the following precautions:

Pet precautions

Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe:

If you see an animal outside without shelter or in an unattended car, call Minneapolis Animal Care & Control immediately -- in Minneapolis, dial 311 (612-673-3000). If you believe the situation to be life-threatening and the animal is non-responsive, please call 911.

More information and tips on being ready for winter weather and extreme cold temperatures can be found on the Health Department's website and www.ready.gov/winter.

Published Jan 11, 2016