after they find the dog please take the dog inside and throw the owner outside for a while. so sick and tired of people doing this!!!!! you wouldnt stand outside so dont let your pets!
Dog whimpering outside in the frigid air near Wolcott Street, Le Roy
Submitted by Billie Owens on January 24, 2013 - 7:58pm
A dog whimpering outside is of concern to a Le Roy resident who called the Emergency Dispatch Center to ask that police officers respond to check on its welfare. The location is somewhere by the north end of Wolcott Street, but no exact address was provided. The caller was out walking her dog and heard the animal's distress. Police are trying to locate the dog now.
UPDATE 8:56 p.m.: Heard nothing more on this call. FYI ...The National Weather Service in Buffalo says the temperature here is 9 degrees, with a possible low of 4 and a windchill factor of 0. (Mammals ought best be sheltered.)
i cant believe that pet owners even need to be reminded to bring their pets indoors in this type of weather.
I owned 3 Samoyed dogs at one time. Even in this kind of weather, they preferred to be outside. I built a dog house large enough for all three of them and filled it with straw. I came outside one morning after a storm and didn't see any tracks in the snow from the dogs and no signs of them being in the doghouse. I thought they'd gotten out of the fenced yard somehow but I whistled anyway and 3 heads popped up out of the snow. They had curled up in the snow, let it cover them and slept through the storm. All three of them instantly started searching for a frozen tennis ball to play fetch with and temps were in the -3F range. The doghouse was something they sat on top of and never went inside of.
In April of 1998 while on a Muskoxen hunting trip based out of Bathurst inlet lodge (north of the arctic circle) I was quite surprised to see small sled dogs chained around the perimeter of the village. Temperatures were about -40 all night long and not much warmer during the day. The dogs all had huts but they also curled up on the snow and slept. They all were fed frozen fish and they were all panting most of the time. Their metabolism had to have been in hyper-drive because none of those dogs could have weighed more than 40 lbs. Those dogs were used mostly as an alarm system for tundra grizzleys that wandered into camp.
Around here, though, I would say that most dogs are not acclimated to the cold air blast that has engulfed the region and should be indoors. I know if a dog is let outside to do their business, they just might howl to be let back indoors. I know I do when Mary puts me outside in the morning.
Uh oh...must've hit a raw nerve of a PETA member
Yep Doug I have to agree with you.... Some PETA people dont really think and do more harm than good. Especially when it comes to breeds that are born to be in colder climates than ours. I think its abuse to leave a samoyed or siberian inside to never aclimatize to the environment they are connected to on the genetic level. It would be like keeping a duck from water or a sandpiper from sand et al.
PETA members tend to be nothing but bundles of raw nerves. The Peta group I belong to doesnt have this issue, (mine is people eating tasty animals... LOL) Wanna join, we have a steak dinner coming up and a winter pig roast.
I just might do a mid-winter BBQ over the burn pit in the back yard