The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles is advising Santa Monicans to take extra care of their pets due to this week’s cold weather.
When it comes to the chill in the air, the organization advises owners to keep dogs warm by having them wear jackets or sweaters that are their size.
The organization also advises owners to keep their pets in a warm and dry place for sleep and to have them secured in a crate or with a seat belt harness when driving in a car.
In addition, owners are encouraged to keep their dogs on their leashes during a storm since they could panic or run away when one occurs.
Furthermore, the society urges owners to not leave their pets inside their cars during cold weather and to wipe off wet paws after they are outside.
Lastly, the organization advises residents to tap the hood of their car to scare animals that may be taking shelter underneath. You don’t want to run over a tail.
The society advises pet owners to have their pets wear a collar with identification tags and a microchip.
The society is accepting blankets, coats, and sweaters at all locations to keep their shelter pets warm this winter.