MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (1/30/2019) - Spending much time outdoors Wednesday is hazardous -- both for humans and their pets.
Mid-Michigan animal shelters are opening their doors to provide a warm place for pets and helping their owners provide suitable housing amid the dangerously cold weather.
Lapeer County Animal Control is taking in dogs and cats at no charge Wednesday and Thursday if their owners can't provide suitable shelter. Anyone who needs a place there should call 810-667-0298 to make drop-off arrangements.
The Clare County Animal Shelter also is offering free temporary housing for dogs to avoid the cold. Call 989-539-3221 to make arrangements.
The Clare County shelter also is offering free straw for pets' bedding and insulation.
The West Midland Family Center in Shepherd is open 24 hours Wednesday and Thursday as a warming center. The facility will allow pet owners to bring their furry friends as long as they are on a leash or in a crate.
The Humane Society of Midland County is allowing people to borrow crates and leashes so they can spend time in the center. Call 989-835-1877 if you need help caring for pets in Midland County.