Austin Pets Alive! | Chilly Climate Emergency Wants


Feb 02, 2023

A harmful wintery combine has hit Central Texas this week.  We’re welcoming walk-ins and adoptions at present from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., however ask to your endurance as we get again up and working.  See you quickly!

We’re calling on our group members for assist wanted:

1. Different assist for shelters we assist

Many neighboring cities’ animals are additionally in danger throughout climate emergencies like this, and are sometimes far much less resourced than Austin. Long run fosters additionally wanted for canine coming in from San Benito

2. Training and assist for group pets

Learn and share this guidelines to guard pets the place you’re.

  • Convey pets inside. The very best factor you are able to do to your pet is to deliver them inside with you. Whereas some breeds of canine are extra tolerant of chilly climate than others, no pet must be left outdoors for lengthy intervals of time when it’s beneath freezing (32ºF). your pet greatest, so be vigilant about looking forward to indicators of their chilly tolerance and restrict out of doors actions accordingly.
  • Verify your automobile for cats. Our feline buddies like to cover from this climate in automobile engines and/or wheel wells, so thump the hood of your automobile a couple of instances and test your wheels for stowaways earlier than you begin the engine and take off.
  • Present a makeshift enclosure for out of doors animals. When you’ve seen out of doors cats or different animals in your group affected by the chilly (shaking, curled up, and many others.) and you’re frightened about them, create a makeshift shelter for them to remain heat in. A closed field or Rubbermaid bin with a lower out within the facet, with towels or blankets, will assist hold them protected within the frigid temperatures. Click on right here for instance instructions for cat shelters from Alley Cat Advocates and click on right here for extra on what to do for canine within the chilly from Finest Associates.
  • Or contemplate opening your storage barely (and leaving a heating pad or warmth lamp on) to let cats in from the chilly.
  • Put a sweater in your pup. When you have a canine with a brief coat, you possibly can hold them a bit extra insulated by placing a sweater or canine coat on them. Make sure the sweater and coat are fully dry for every outing, although, as damp or moist outerwear might really make them chillier.
  • Verify paws. After out of doors exercise, test your pet’s paws for any indicators of cracking on the paw pads, redness between toes, or bleeding. Wipe them down after every outing, too, to take away any salt, ice, or chemical compounds.

3. Heat meals for onsite employees

4. Heat blankets, please drop off

5. Canine treats

6. To assist with bills comparable to fuel, provides, help to different shelters as wanted and basic lifesaving wants please make a donation right here.


For metropolis details about chilly climate shelters and warming facilities, go to

Need assistance with a group pet? Go to the P.A.S.S. Fb group. P.A.S.S. connects you to group member assist for emergency pet meals, pet useful resource help, and different emergency pet assist.


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