Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control offers tips for keeping pets safe in the cold.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control (FWACC) is offering tips for pet owners and community cat lovers ahead of the cold weather.

In a press release from FWACC, they want to remind community members that city ordinances require pets to be in or out of a temperature-controlled area when the temperature is below 10 degrees or when A winter warning has been issued for the area. According to the same ordinance, a pet cannot be outside for more than 15 minutes without access to water or shelter.

Community cat providers are encouraged by FWACC to build shelters to keep cats safe and warm especially as temperatures continue to drop. FWACC also offers free straw as the last part of the supply, to give the animals bedding during the winter.

Supervising your pets is encouraged as temperatures cool to ensure all pets are safe. The shelter also encourages community members to call (260) 427-1244 during normal business hours or after hours and on weekends if you see an animal in need. To report, call (260) 449-3000.

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