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Organization working to keep dogs safe during winter months

Posted at 6:06 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 18:06:49-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A group in Indianapolis is working with the city to help keep dogs safe during the winter months.

FIDO works with Indianapolis Animal Care Services, driving down allies to look for dogs they can help.

"They can get frostbite injuries cold weather injuries," Allison Cole said. "If they don't have anywhere to go they could die."

If temperatures fall below 20 degrees or if a wind chill advisory has been issued, a city ordinance requires pet owners to bring their animals inside. Violators could face up to a $200 fine.

Dog houses must have flaps over the front opening and hay inside for the dog to burrow in.

When FIDO encounters a dog left in the cold, they work to educate the owners and help connect them with items or resources they may need.

You can find out more information about FIDO on their website.

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