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Working to keep animals safe from cold weather

Katlin Brock Staff Writer

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The winter vortex that rolled through the area last week affected everyone in Bell County, including the Bell County Animal Shelter.


Patsy Bracken, director of the Bell County Animal Shelter, said that they did all they could to ensure that each animal was comfortable, supplying them with extra bedding and blankets to keep warm when the temperatures dropped below zero.


“If we think that a bad storm is coming, the night before we’ll go ahead and feed the dogs extra in case something happens that we get snowed in and we can’t get here,” said Bracken.


The director mentioned that the animals would do better on full stomachs when having to endure such cold weather, especially the dogs who live outside the main building.


She also said she was grateful to the agreement between the newly opened PetSense and Friends of the Shelter, which allows PetSense to adopt out cats from the Bell County Animal Shelter.


So far, more than 27 cats and kittens have been adopted out with the help of PetSense.


When asked if the animal shelter would continue to work with the pet store Backen said, “Yes, as long as they’re in business and we have the cats to send.”


Reach Katlin Brock at 606-248-1010, ext. 1135, kbrock@civitasmedia.com

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