Humane Society sees rise in animal welfare check due to frigid temps
Eric Fink spoke with a veterinarian at the IHS Monday and has more in this report. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Nampa's Jennifer Everhardt brought two baby kittens to the Idaho Humane Society, Monday.
She found the kittens alone outside in the bitter cold temperatures.
"I'm surprised anyone would leave their animal outisde this time of year as cold as it is," Everhardt said.
In just the first three weeks of this cold winter in the Treasure Valley, the Humane Society has seen an increase in the number of its animal welfare checks.
"We're seeing about three to four welfare checks a day," chief veterinarian Michael Koob said. "It's more than normal for the time of year."
Koob stressed some tips to help your pets stay safe and warm this season. "All animals, especially large dogs," the veterinarian said, "are going to need more calories. And, boy, water is the big thing. "It's just too easy to leave their water outside and hope that it's going to be okay. But, it will freeze in a couple of hours in this weather. Fresh water is real important."