Pet parents in the borderland urged to prepare for colder weather

    Annually El Paso Animal Services recieves reports of animals left outside in inclement weather.

    With the sudden change in weather it's important to prepare your pets for the inclement weather.

    Temperatures in the borderland have dropped drastically over the past week and there have been a few nights near freezing.

    Although, we're expecting to warm up before it's officially Winter pet owners need to keep their pets in mind.

    A few tips to keep in mind include:

    Bring your pets inside and create a space for them so they don’t have to be outside.

    If they’re going to be outside ensure they have proper shelter always.

    Check out your back yard and make sure it’s secure.

    Double check your pet’s ID. Make sure pet dog tags are up to date and if they have a microchip make sure it is registered and information is also up to date.

    This weather also means more lost and found dogs and yesterday two KFOX reporters found lost dogs.

    If you recognize these pups please let us know.

    If you find a dog you’re encouraged to approach with caution and if you’re able to pick them up safely you can take them to a local vet or pet store to scan for a microchip.

    You can also post them on social media to try and find their owners and home or call 311 for help.

    If you see pets left in inclement weather or without proper shelter you can also make a report to 311.

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