Keeping Your Pets Safe During Winter Weather

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Old man winter is expected to pay us a visit in the next 24 hours and the Humane Society would like to urge you to follow these tips for keeping your pets safe during winter weather.

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  • Keep pets indoors
  • Take precautions if your pet spends a lot of time outside
  • Help neighborhood outdoor cats
  • Give your pets plenty of food and water
  • Be careful with cats, wildlife and cars
  • Protect paws from salt
  • Avoid antifreeze poisoning
  • Speak out if you see a pet left in the cold by contacting Davie County Animal Control at 336.751.0227 or Forsyth Animal Control at 336.703.2490.
  • Horse owners: provide special care to your outdoor pets

For more detail on the tips above, click here.

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The Humane Society of Davie County Adoption Center is able to provide a warm and safe haven for abandoned dogs and cats this winter through your generosity and support. Currently, there is an IMMEDIATE NEED for new or gently used towels. Donations can be be dropped off at 291 Eaton Road in Mocksville or into our donation bin at PetSense at 4186 Clemmons Road in Clemmons.

For more information on how you can support the Humane Society’s efforts, visit them at www.davienchumane.org.

About The Author

I bask in a sweet spot in life in Davie County, serving as director of the public library and as president for the Humane Society. A Wake Forest undergraduate studying business and history, I also played intercollegiate volleyball which took me to my first national tournament. A subsequent ten years of playing national amateur volleyball in USAV brought my husband of now 32 years and additional national tournaments. I went on to earn an MBA from the University of Virginia and Masters of Library Science from UNC-Greensboro. My husband and I moved to Davie County in 1990 and feel blessed to have met many wonderful people over the years. As a newcomer to the library, I learned Davie County history from James Wall and Doris Frye. Given the positions I occupy professionally and as a volunteer, it comes as no surprise that my interests include diving into good books, catering to our dogs’ whims, hiking, traveling, and working both crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

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