NC town could make owners bring pets in from the cold

Even furry pets shouldn't be exposed to the sub-freezing temperatures for long. (Shutterstock)

A western North Carolina town is considering an ordinance that would require pet owners to bring their pets inside during extreme weather.

WLOS reports a Columbus Town Council member raised the issue earlier this month. She expressed her concerns over dogs being left out in the freezing winter weather.

Now, town officials are looking into an ordinance that would require pets to be kept indoors during extreme weather.

Officials are looking into the obstacles they would face enforcing this ordinance. The town currently uses Polk County Animal Control. They would also need to agree on the question: how cold is too cold?

Read more here.

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