Take precautions to keep yourself and your pets safe during days of extreme cold

When extreme cold temperatures come this winter, remember to take special precautions to keep yourself and your pets safe. In dangerous cold, frostbite can happen in just minutes.

During extremely cold weather:

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 nonresponsive, 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 10, 2017