"Baby Girl" is one of the many pets looking for a new home at the shelter.
The public has helped the Christian County Animal Shelter prepare for the impending historically cold weather, as dozens of blankets were brought in after a plea for help on the facility’s Facebook page.
Shelter Director Irene Grace says they sent the word out they were in need of blankets and the community responded. Even though they are stocked up on blankets for now, she says they could still use more.
Ms. Grace says the dogs use the blankets to help stay warm in their kennels.
If you have pets that live outside, she says bring them indoors if at all possible during the extreme cold Sunday night through Tuesday night. If animals must be outside, she says be sure they have shelter to get out of the wind.
Pet owners should also be sure any outside animals have water that hasn’t frozen. Temperatures below zero will make water freeze within a few minutes of placing it outdoors.