When winter storms hit, we all must stay safe, including our pets. It’s always better to be prepared, and we can do this in a few ways. First, take your pets inside the home! Prevent fires when using heaters (give them space), and don’t leave fireplaces unattended. Make sure you wear enough, hats, mittens, and waterproof boots. Check on your neighbors, especially if they are disabled or elderly. Lastly, be wary of hypothermia. And if traveling, pay attention, keep your distance, and watch for ice on the road.
- In preparation for this season’s blizzard that will be experienced by Colorado, the Red Cross is giving advice on more than a dozen ways to stay safe.
- A blizzard warning for Wednesday has been given for El Paso county at about 10 in the morning and people are being advised to stay off the road.
- People are being reminded even in the news that they should bring their pets inside. And if one notices that a neighbor has forgotten, remind him.
“All heaters need space. Keep children, pets and things that can burn (paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets, and rugs) at least three feet away from heating equipment.”