Here we are, smack in the middle of winter 2019. It’s a challenging time of year here at the sanctuary, as we try to do the best we can for the dogs and cats in our care, even when the weather is working against us. Bitter cold, blowing wind, snow and ice all restrict the kind of activities we can engage in, but over the years, we’ve learned how to make the best of it and keep our critters happy.
Certainly for the care of the dogs, winter is a huge concern, and safety always comes first. Beyond just the low temperatures themselves, we also have to be cautious about the dogs slipping on the ice and the salt treatments on the roads. But with some jackets, boots, and towel offs when they return, there’s many dogs here that can have a great time out in the winter wonderland.
However, when a trip into the great outdoors is simply out of the question, some indoor exercise, a snuggle with some blankets, and some TV time is in order to keep the pups happy.
Winter is definitely the time of year when the cats have a real advantage. No one knows more about finding a warm and snuggly hiding spot to wait out those frosty days.