Now that America is in the grips of one of the coldest winters in recent memory, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed. Too many pet owners are not taking the proper precautions when it comes to their pets. Pets are being left outside far too often and it is time for this behavior to stop. Even law enforcement has decided to get involved.
Dogs and cats cannot be left outside in these sorts of conditions. If pet owners are not willing do to the right thing on their own, the police are going to intervene. It is high time for pet owners who are negligent to face consequences for their actions. These pet owners do not want to follow the rules and it seems as if they are going to need a push in the right direction.
There are currently areas of America that are colder than some of the chilliest locations on the planet. Even those who are familiar with the conditions that take place in Antarctica are stunned by what is taking place. Once the wind chill is factored in, the temperatures are reaching below the negative 30 degree mark. Police are finding dogs who have been left to fend for themselves.
Can you believe that people were leaving their pets outside in Chicago, of all places? Even a “normal” Chicago winter is no place for a dog and these conditions are certainly far too cold for any dog to endure. Those who are found to have left their animals outside in the cold are going to face massive fines and potential jail times.
Thanks to new ordinances that have passed, police officers have more recourse than ever when it comes to punishing these types of pet owners. The South Suburban Humane Society believes that these new laws have already saved the lives of area dogs. Now that law enforcement officials have the tools that they need to assist dogs that have been left outdoors, owners will need to take the proper precautions.
Otherwise, they could be subjected to severe penalties. It takes a village to come together and assist the dogs that are not being properly assisted. Thanks to the new laws and the work of vigilant police officers, the days of dogs being left outdoors can finally come to an end. If you would like to learn more, check out the CBS Chicago clip below….