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Protect your pets during cold weather

Safety tips to keep your fuzzy friends warm from KCMO

The calendar says fall but it's going to feel more like winter in Kansas City the next few days, so the city’s Animal Health and Public Safety Division wants to make sure your pets are safe as temperatures drop.

Here are tips the Humane Society of Missouri recommends to protect your pet:

- Keep your pet inside. - Provide adequate shelter. - Be aware of antifreeze and rock salt. - Dry wet pets. - Provide adequate food and water. Snow is not a substitute for fresh water. Animal Health staff will rescue pets found outside without proper shelter during extreme conditions and issue citations to their owners. Residents should report pets left outdoors during extreme weather by calling 311 or (816) 513-1313 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or (816) 234-5111 after hours.

For more information on Animal Health, visit


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