Keep your pets inside when it’s cold outside. Animal welfare experts say snow and ice can cover scents, so your pets might not be able to find their way home. They also say, just like in the summer, don’t leave your pets in your car. ” In the cold weather it becomes a refrigerator, all that cold air stays in that car and it’s not healthy for that pet,” said Stacey Coventry, public relations manager with the Bangor Humane Society. It’s suggested to wipe down your pets when they come inside, because they could have sand or salt on them, and pets that start to shiver should be brought inside.