The Daviess County Animal Shelter offers free straw and outside cat shelters to pet owners while supplies last. The shelter also wants to remind residents not to use blankets or hay. They're offering more tips to keep your pet safe as the temps continue to fall over the weekend.

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The shelter wants you to keep your animals warm and safe as the temperatures continue to drop in the region. If you can't bring them inside your home, into a basement or garage, your pet must be provided with a warm insulated shelter to protect them from the wind and cold. Also, be sure to check that they have clean water and that it isn't frozen, along with dry bedding. It's important to keep them on a leash or fenced-in as well. When there's snow or ice on the ground, it's hard for them to smell their scent to get back home.

You can stop by the Daviess County Animal Shelter on Friday (1/12/24) or Saturday (1/13/24) to pick up some. They'll be giving it out based on need.

Daviess County Residents Only (at this time).
Friday 9-4:30 (closed 12-1)
Saturday 9-3

Thank you SAINT for buying the straw and the Durbins for delivering it.

We also have a few SMALL doghouses available that could be used for cats.
Spay A Stray has supplied us with more Outside cat boxes if anyone needs those also and Straw.

Photo by 14 zhao on Unsplash
Photo by 14 Zhao on Unsplash


"PLEASE bring your pets indoors during this Arctic weather. For the ones that won't be brought inside, the shelter has straw available for anyone who needs it. Please do not use blankets or hay. They trap moisture and freeze, leaving no warmth for your pet."

Please call or email the shelter for more information.
Daviess County Animal Shelter
Owensboro Ky

Remember that when you're cold enough to go inside, your pets probably are too. It's important to provide them with the shelter that they deserve.


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