An extreme cold spell has officially hit Michigan, and with temps falling to single digits tonight, please remember to take extra precautions for your pets.

The easiest solution would be just to bring your pet inside during the night, and limit the time that they are exposed to the elements.

If you are a person who refuses to let the dog or cat be inside, then please prepare a suitable shelter for them outside.  A suitable shelter includes a completely closed area to block wind and snow.  A base of hay or some other insulator to keep the pet from having to lay directly on the ground.  Finally make sure to check on any animals left outside.

If you aren't able to provide for your pet during the cold conditions please call the Humane Society of Genesee County at 810-744-0511.