Many local Humane societies are urging pet owners to take winter weather seriously.
We hear a lot about animals being left in hot cars but the severe cold temperatures can be just as deadly.
Jessica Woolsey from the Georgian Triangle Humane Society says your car turns into a freezer in cold temperatures and pets should be left at home whenever possible but cars aren’t the only winter danger.
Lakes, rivers, ponds should be avoided and your pets paws should be wiped after being outside to avoid ingestion of salts and de-icing chemicals.
A dogs paws can develop frost bite within 10 minutes.