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Pets are also at danger in extreme cold

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

The frigid temperatures may be keeping you indoors tonight, but you aren't the only one that needs shelter.

You pets are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite, too.

Weather this cold and windy can even be dangerous for livestock.

Dr. E.J. Finocchio, President of the RISPCA, says, "We just had 3 animals that froze to death in South County during this last cold spell...there's no need to take your animals out for walks or runs in these conditions. Keep them in. A day is not going to hurt anything."

Experts say pets should only be outside for 5-10 minutes at a time.

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