Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Protect your pet from cold weather, holiday decorations

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 12:33 pm, Wed Oct 23, 2013.

The Lodi Animal Shelter, like most other shelters, sees an increase of stray animals running loose and coming into the shelter at this time of the year.

High winds, rain, thunder and lightning cause animals to become terrified. These scared animals will then try to escape their yards. In this type of weather, fence boards become loose or get blown down. This is a good reason to check your fence and gates to make sure they are secure.

Keeping your pets inside the house or garage will also keep them safe. If your pet is being kept outdoors in the cold weather, be sure to provide a warm, dry, protected place.

Our companion pets are important to us, so let's make sure they stay safe and warm in inclement weather.

The following tips will help protect your companion animal when the mercury dips and in the holiday season:

  • Cats and kittens like to nap in warm places — and this can include car engines. Knock on the hood of your car or truck or honk the horn, then wait a few minutes before starting the engine. If in doubt, open the hood and look.
  • There is always the temptation to share all those holidays "goodies" with your pet. Candy, chocolate, turkey with the fixings and fish bones are just a few of the hazards for your dog or cat during the holidays.
  • Many plants are poisonous or toxic to our pets, including poinsettias, holly and mistletoe. Make sure to keep them out of your pet's reach.
  • There is also a risk to your pet with holiday paraphernalia, such as electrical cords, tinsel, glass ornaments, candles, ribbons, plastic or foil wrapping.

Make sure your animal wears a collar with a license tag and rabies tag — this is a ticket home for your pet when lost. Also, having your animal microchipped and registered with the current owner information is another way to get your animal back.

If you are ever missing your pet make sure you check with the Lodi Animal Shelter. The shelter takes in animals daily and also keeps a list of animals found by citizens who are caring for the lost pets in their home.

The Lodi Animal Shelter is where you purchase pet licenses. All dogs and cats four months or older that live within the city limits of Lodi must be licensed. By purchasing the license, you're in compliance with the city ordinance.

To purchase a license, a dog must have a current rabies vaccination (not required with cats). If your animal is spayed or neutered, you must provide proof of surgery.

Lodi Animal Shelter is located at 1345 W. Kettleman Lane in Lodi. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is closed on Sundays and the last Friday of each month. For more information, call 209-333-6741.

Have a safe holiday season!

Jennifer Bender, Lodi Animal Services supervisor, hopes these tips will keep your pet healthy, happy and safe during the holidays.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Recent Comments

Posted 7 hours ago by Ed Walters.

article: Editorial: State should lead in researc…

Marcus: You state that any officer who broke the law should be fired. I believe evidence is presented to a grand jury, if the GJ finds t…

More...

Posted 10 hours ago by Mike Adams.

article: Lower holiday gas prices leave Lodi tra…

This what you get when you put a Democrat in the White House. Lower gas prices Lower unemployment A soaring stock market. Health care final…

More...

Posted 18 hours ago by Robert Phillips.

article: Gwin Paden: On fall gardening, and the …

Appropos of nothing other than this post, have you seen the BookTV discussion by Steven Pinker of his "The Sense of Style"? Very …

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Letter: Leaders to blame for police dea…

Ron Portal is confessed at best. I was always taught in the class room in school, by my mother, my father, and pretty much all of s…

More...

Posted 20 hours ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Lower holiday gas prices leave Lodi tra…

My goodness, finally some good news for the United States...

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Vote on the biggest local story in 2014: See poll below

It has been an eventful year in Lodi, from the antics of a wild turkey named Tom Kettleman to the announced closure of the General Mills plant. What do you see as the biggest story of the year?

Total Votes: 253

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists