NSPCA: Keep animals warm too

2011-07-26 16:15

Johannesburg - The National Council of SPCAs urged people on Tuesday to be aware of the potential dangers the countrywide cold weather conditions posed to domestic, farm and wild animals.

"The NSPCA has been advised that there are already vehicles carrying live animals being trapped in areas between road closures and unable to proceed on the journey," the animal welfare organisation said in a statement.

"The best advice is not to transport animals in these conditions."

It was important to make sure that there was enough food and water - that was not frozen - available.

"Frostbite and pneumonia can develop in animals during extreme cold conditions. Sick, weak or injured animals must be brought under or preferably into shelter. Blankets, sacks or even hay bales can be used as protection for the animals if no other options exist," said the NSPCA.

In case of an animal emergency, the NSPCA can be contacted on 011-907-3590.

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-26 16:19

    Keep the animals indoors and corrupt politicians out in the cold.

      Ollie - 2011-07-26 16:26

      Agree 100%

  • Baddy - 2011-07-26 16:32

    Please people, think about your poor pooches outdoors. If you do not want them inside, give them that extra old blanket you have and put it in their kennel.... (",) Keep em warm and snug too

      Viparo - 2011-07-26 17:13

      Absolutely Baddy. Also, if people don't want their pets in the house, why not let them sleep in the garage at least?

  • Red Lion - 2011-07-26 17:41

    Except my bloody pugs who think they clever and pull their blankets out the kennel every single day!!!!

  • ProudofPink - 2011-07-26 18:02

    I feel so sorry for these animals that are left out in the cold. My little darlings will be snug and warm with me in bed on an electric blanket.

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