Please don't overlook the importance of keeping your furry friends safe as we gear up for winter in Alabama.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham said, "When frigid weather is in the forecast, don't forget to make your animal friends part of your game plan just as you would during severe weather. Some pets may take the cold in stride, but others not so much.”

Can Animals Tolerate the Winter Temps?

“Wildlife can succumb to frostbite and hypothermia, just like people and pets,” said Smithsonian Animals.

The National Park Service said that “some animals respond to winter with a big, “NOPE!” Instead of toughing it out, they make an annual journey to more tolerable climates.”

Therefore, some wildlife animals migrate, hibernate, or adapt. But, for our beloved pets, here are some tips to help you.

Tips to Help Keep Alabama’s Furry Friends Safe this Winter

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