Twin Falls Animal Shelter: Don't leave pets outside for long periods of time

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Twin Falls Animal Shelter reminds pet owners that pets still get cold even if they have fur.

Denim Stone, a volunteer coordinator for the shelter, said they recommend keeping pets in as much as possible and to watch out for ice melt because it can damage their paws.

Houses with tile could add a little more insulation for pets, she said, by putting blankets down or newspapers.

Stone said if a stray is found at any time, call animal control or the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-4347.

"Take them inside if you can," Stone continued. "Call animal control and they can come and pick it up if they're open. They are on call until 6 usually. If they are not on call, they can also have a police officer let you in all hours."

Stone said once it snows, pets should not be outside longer than 10 or 15 minutes.

As New Year's comes up, be aware of pets because they can be afraid of fireworks.

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