Pet owners asked to bring dogs, cats inside from freezing weather

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As temperatures dip below zero, pet owners are being asked to bring their dogs and cats indoors.

Several residents in one south side neighborhood complained to Fox59 about seeing two boxers left outdoors for weeks in the 5300 block of Yucatan Drive.

While they didn’t want to reveal their identities, they told Fox59, the owners moved away some time ago and come back periodically to feed the dogs. Even with a dog house and each other to keep warm, neighbors are worried the dogs won’t make it through the sub zero temperatures.

“They’re cold when they go outside, just like with you,” explained veterinarian Dr. Greg Borlik with Cottage Animal Clinic in Carmel.

He said dogs and cats are extremely vulnerable in this weather, especially animals with short hair, like the boxers.

“If they’re out in the elements, they can get forstbit and they also can freeze to death,” said Borlik.

Fox 59 contacted Marion County Animal Care and Control to alert them about the boxers. Concerned neighbors said they would call ACC as well.

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