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Protecting pets from the cold

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The subzero temperatures can be dangerous for our four-legged friends. The Dane County Humane Society urges pet owners to limit time outside for cats and dogs. Spokeswoman Gayle Viney says dogs should only be out for five to 10 minutes at a time.

"In the cold, the weather, the snow -- the animals can get very disoriented and lose their sense of smell and direction so we can actually see more strays start to come in just that have gotten lost because of the cold weather," Viney says.

Viney asks that anyone who sees a stray animal contact the Dane County Humane Society.

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