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Police, along with animal control and rescue groups in St. Louis, Missouri are taking extra steps to prevent dogs from being left out in the cold this winter. In extremely cold weather, pets are at risk for frostbite, hypothermia, even death.
So, extra officers will be on the lookout, ready to rescue dogs (and other pets) left outside. If a dog is found to be in distress or without proper shelter, the owners will face hefty fines and their dog will likely be confiscated.
Residents who notice a dog left out in the cold are urged to call police or animal control.