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Decatur shelter offers advice, new friends

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Carol Wicks offered advice on keeping pets safe during low temperatures. Carol Wicks offered advice on keeping pets safe during low temperatures.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Pets need protection during cold weather, and you can help.

"If it's too cold for you to be out there longer than it takes for them to go to the bathroom, it's probably too cold for them to be outside too," said Carol Wicks of Decatur Animal Services.

You can protect your pets by bringing them inside, or at least making sure they have shelter outdoors in freezing temperatures, and checking their paws for snowballs. You can even give short-haired pets a sweater to guard against the cold.

If you don't have a pet, maybe you'd like to save one. A few pets in Decatur are waiting for a new home.

Janet, Kobe and Michael are all 3-month-old puppies. They're playful and happy and looking for a new home in the new year. Golder, a 9-month -old retriever, is also looking for a forever home.

Dogs not your preference? How about a cat? Leo is a classic gray tabby. He's about a year old and weights about 6 pounds. Sabrina is a colorful short hair and is about three years old. She is reportedly very talkative and loves to be petted.

All of these animals are available at the Decatur Animal Shelter.

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