Cold-Weather UpgradePETA also warns that leaving your pets out during severe weather can result in fines or even jail time.
Between November 1 and March 31 and whenever the real or effective temperature is 45 degrees or lower, the following must be provided:
Protected Entrance — The entryway must be protected by a self-closing door, an offset door, or a flexible flap (a slit car floor mat or other heavy piece of plastic).
Bedding — Dry bedding such as straw (available at feed stores) must be provided in order to insulate against the cold and damp. Do not use blankets, which will freeze when they get wet.
Location — The shelter should be placed where it
will have the best protection from the wind and
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