Winter Weather Advisory:

Bring Pets Inside during Low Temps!

Submitted by Allie George, Conservation Fish & Wildlife Dept.

The Seneca Nation Conservation Fish & Wildlife Department would like to remind pet owners to make sure you do your part, and ensure your pet has proper shelter, bedding, food and fresh water.

• Watch the wind chill! Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia when left outdoors during extreme cold snaps. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and cause permanent damage.

• If your dog is outdoors much of the day, they must have access to dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough for the dog to sit and lie down comfortably, but small enough to hold in their body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The house should be turned to face away from the wind, and the doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

Please take the correct steps in providing for your pets this winter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at: Allegany Department (716) 945-2779 or Cattaraugus Department (716) 532-2546.