Cold Animals 

Frigid weather can take a toll on our pets. If you’re feeling cold, then so are our animals.

Don Hanson, the owner of Green Acres Kennel in Bangor, has several tips for pet owners. He says that when it’s below freezing, pets should only be outside for a short periods at a time. Which happens to be state law.

The law states that if a dog or cat is going to stay outside in the cold weather the animal needs an insulated shelter, as well access to plenty of fresh water: Hanson says a dog house isn’t enough.

Hanson also cautions motorists that park their vehicles outside overnight to honk their horn before starting the engine in the morning, as cats like to crawl up under the hood to stay warm.