Campbell County, Wyoming is experiencing some frigid and freezing weather lately. According to some weather reports, freezing temperatures will continue through the weekend with wind chills that could take the weather as low as 40 degrees below zero! This weather is not safe for animals or humans. Please be mindful of your pets, as well as yourself, if you are outside.
The colder it gets, the faster frostbite can set in. And when you add the Wyoming wind, the process speeds up more. Once sub-zero temps hit, it takes less than 30 minutes for exposed skin to get frostbite. The same is true for your pet's ears and paws.
If you have outdoor animals, please make sure they have adequate shelter and plenty of insulation in their shelter, straw is great and provides warmth (hay can get moist and mold). Feed them extra at their meals as their bodies will be burning more calories to stay warm. Check on their water often.
If you see a pet outside without adequate shelter, please call the Animal Shelter (307.686.5249) or Police Department (307.686.5250) to report it. If you live outside city limits, you can also call 307.682.7271. We don't want anyone or their pets to get hurt in this weather.
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