Austin Pets Alive! | Chilly Climate Emergency Wants

Feb 02, 2023

A harmful wintery combine has hit Central Texas this week.  We’re welcoming walk-ins and adoptions at the moment from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., however ask in your endurance as we get again up and working.  See you quickly!

We’re calling on our neighborhood members for assist wanted:

1. Different assist for shelters we assist

Many neighboring cities’ animals are additionally in danger throughout climate emergencies like this, and are sometimes far much less resourced than Austin. Long run fosters additionally wanted for canines coming in from San Benito

2. Schooling and assist for neighborhood pets

Learn and share this guidelines to guard pets the place you’re.

  • Deliver pets inside. The most effective factor you are able to do in your pet is to convey them inside with you. Whereas some breeds of canines are extra tolerant of chilly climate than others, no pet needs to be left exterior for lengthy durations of time when it’s under freezing (32ºF). You already know your pet finest, so be vigilant about expecting indicators of their chilly tolerance and restrict out of doors actions accordingly.
  • Test your automotive for cats. Our feline associates like to cover from this climate in automotive engines and/or wheel wells, so thump the hood of your automotive a couple of instances and test your wheels for stowaways earlier than you begin the engine and take off.
  • Present a makeshift enclosure for out of doors animals. In case you’ve seen out of doors cats or different animals in your neighborhood affected by the chilly (shaking, curled up, and so on.) and you’re anxious about them, create a makeshift shelter for them to remain heat in. A closed field or Rubbermaid bin with a lower out within the facet, with towels or blankets, will assist hold them protected within the frigid temperatures. Click here for instance instructions for cat shelters from Alley Cat Advocates and click here for extra on what to do for canines within the chilly from Greatest Mates.
  • Or think about opening your storage barely (and leaving a heating pad or warmth lamp on) to let cats in from the chilly.
  • Put a sweater in your pup. When you have a canine with a brief coat, you possibly can hold them a bit extra insulated by placing a sweater or canine coat on them. Be certain the sweater and coat are fully dry for every outing, although, as damp or moist outerwear might truly make them chillier.
  • Test paws. After out of doors exercise, test your pet’s paws for any indicators of cracking on the paw pads, redness between toes, or bleeding. Wipe them down after every outing, too, to take away any salt, ice, or chemical compounds.

3. Heat meals for onsite workers

4. Heat blankets, please drop off

5. Canine treats

6. To assist with bills corresponding to gasoline, provides, help to different shelters as wanted and basic lifesaving wants please make a donation here.


For metropolis details about chilly climate shelters and warming facilities, go to

Need assistance with a neighborhood pet? Go to the P.A.S.S. Facebook group. P.A.S.S. connects you to neighborhood member assist for emergency pet meals, pet useful resource help, and different emergency pet assist.

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